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Chapter 2- Arts of Indus Valley
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This lesson deals with different art forms of IVC like terracotta, bull, dancing girl, torso, pottery etc

Arpita Prakash
NCERTs series initiator at Unacademy 'Educator of the Month' for Feb'19 CBSE 0.1% Merit Certificate holder in Mathematics

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Arpita Prakash
10 months ago
Note making part1 video done now
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  1. MALE TORSO * Red sandstone figure . Socket holes in neck and shoulders,for attachment of head, arms Frontal posture - consciously adopted e Shoulders-well baked; abdomen slightly prominent

  2. DANCING GIRL : Appx 4 inch high copper figure Found in Mohenjodaro Long hair tied in a bun, * bangles covering left arm, . bracelet and amulet or bangle adorning her right arm, . and a cowry shell necklace seen around her neck . Right Hand on hip, left hand- traditional dance gesture . Large eyes, flat nose Full of expression and bodily vigour

  3. POTTERY Signify gradual evolution of various design motifs as employed in different shapes and styles * Consists of very fine wheel -made wares, very few hand made . Plain pottery - more common than painted ware Plain pottery- generally of red clay, with or without a fine red or grey slip; includes knobbed ware, ornamented with rows of knobs . Black painted ware- fine coating of red slip with geometric and animal designs executed in glossy black paint Polychrome pottery -rare - mainly small vases decorated with geometric patterns in red, black and green, rarely white and yellow . Incised ware-rare confined to bases of pans, always inside and to the dishes of offering stands Perforated pottery- large hole at bottom&small holes all over wall-straining liquor . Pottery for household purpose- diff shapes and size- exception-straight and angular shape; rule- graceful curves Miniature vessels mostly less than half an inch in height

  4. MOTHER GODDESS: Usually crude standing female figures * necklaces hanging over prominent breasts * Wearing a loin cloth and girdle . Distinct decorative feature : fan shaped head-dress with a cup like projection on each side . Crude Pellet eyes and beaked nose . Mouth indicated by a slit

  5. TERRACOTTA Crude terracotta representations of human form in Indus Valley, more realistic in Gujarat sltes and Kalibangan . Most imp- mother goddess Few figurines of bearded male with coiled hair, posture igidly upright, less slightly apart, arms parallel to body sides -might be a deity (repetition of figure in same position) Terracotta mask of a horned deity Toy carts with wheels, whistles,rattles, birds and animals, gamesmen and discs

  6. PAINTED EARTHEN JAR: Mohenjodaro - made on a potter's wheel with clay Shape manipulated by pressure of crafty figures of potter . Baking clay model->painted with black colour High polishing as a finishing touch e Motifs- vegetal and geometric forms . Simple designs, tendency towards abstraction

  7. BULL: . Bronze fig from Mohenjodardo Massiveness of bull and fury of charge Standing with his head turned to right With a cord around neck