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Mask
Title Mask
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Pre-History
Object Type Pre-History
Main Material Terracotta
Manufacturing Technique Mould technique
Origin Place Mohenjodaro
Find Place Mohenjodaro
Dimensions 8 x 6.5 x 5 cm
Brief Description A number of terracotta horned masks were found at Mohenjodaro. All of them were made from moulds. These are hollow at the back with holes at the edges on each side for tying. They have slanting, carefully touched-up, eyes. Significantly, they show traces of chocolate colour slip. The mask shown here may have served to decorate some wooden structure, or perhaps fastened to the doors or walls of a house, to avert ill-luck.