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Terracotta votive male idol, Indus Valley, Mehrgarh culture, 3rd millennium B.C.

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Figure of the typology called bird face because of its similarity with this animal, used to have pointed nose and circular eyes. These small statuettes are associated with the culture of the Indus Valley. These sculptures are considered to have a votive function, as a large number of them have been found in sacred deposits, so they are understood to have an apotropic function. They stand out in cities such as Mohenjo-Daro, one of the great cities of the Indus Valley, in present-day Pakistan, whose name means "the mound of death", contemporary to Ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia. Its ruins are in the territory of present-day Pakistan.


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