Art of India before 600 BC

Indus Valley Civilization3000 - 1500 BC
Vedic Age1500 - 600 BC

(See also: India Resource Page)

Web Resources
Ancient India. Richard Hooker
The Ancient Indus Valley.
Sacred Texts of Hinduism.
India's Village of the Dead: Hire Benakal. Samir S. Patel
Indus Valley Civilization. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer
Prehistoric Rock Art at Bhimbetka. Mike Gunther
Wikipedia articles:
  • Harappa
  • Indus Valley Civilization
  • Mohenjo-daro
  • Vedic Age

Image Links - Indus Valley Civilization (click inside)1

Priest-king Dancing Girl Male Torso2 Male Torso2 Male Torso2 Unicorn seal
Pashupati seal Jar Pottery Dancing Girl Figurines Tiger
Elephant Cones Toy Cart Necklace

1Little or no visual art has been recovered from the Vedic Age.
2These are three photographs of supposedly the same object! The "real" color is pretty close to photo #3, from the Bridgeman Art Library.

[last checked: July 27, 2013]

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