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Mother Goddess
Title Mother Goddess
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Pre-History
Object Type Pre-History
Main Material Terracotta
Manufacturing Technique Handmade
Origin Place Mohenjodaro
Find Place Mohenjodaro
Period / Year of Work Circa 2500 BC
Dimensions 22 x 8.5 x 3.4 cm
Brief Description It is one of the rare terracotta female figures from Mohenjodaro. The figure is handmade and has coating of thick red slip. It is adorned with a peculiar fan-shaped head- dress. The large pannier cups like objects are suspended on either side of the head. The cup portion has some black colour impression of charcoal. The figure is wearing cone type objects on the forehead. The figure does not have upper garments but the lower garment is secured by three bands fastened in front by a medallion like clasp. She is wearing three necklaces in which the middle one is smaller than the other two having a set of four cylindrical pendants. The largest necklace is hanging in between the bare conical breasts. The eyes are shown by two round pellets of clay and her nose is pinched. The mouth is made of a narrow strip of clay and grooved along the middle to represent the lips.