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Indus valley - Harappa - 03 Torso and pot

Identifier

022621

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Examples of the art work of the region are included as they show a very high level of artistic skill and inspiration.  The shape and decoration on the pot for example is lovely.  To call people of this time 'primitive' is totally wrong.

A description of the experience

 

Consider the sandstone torso from Harappa, c. 2000, BCE . This object exhibits expert craft, and meticulous realism.  As impersonal as it might be, this piece indicates an artist’s realistic representation of human form from his or her own experience.  As examples of extremes, the “Dancing Girl” and the Harappan torso show us that artists in the Indus civilization both recreated what they actually saw in the world around them and also worked from their imaginations.

 

The source of the experience

Shaivism

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Red ochre

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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