of the Indus Valley
story of Indian art and sculpture dates back to the
Indus valley civilization of the 2nd and 3rd millennium
BC. Tiny terra-cotta seals discovered from the valley
reveal carvings of peepal leaves, deities and animals.
These elemental shapes of stones or seals were enshrined
and worshipped by the people of the civilisation. Two
other objects that were excavated from the ruins of
the Indus valley indicate the level of achievement that
Indian art had attained in those days. The bust of a
priest in limestone and a bronze dancing girl show tremendous
sophistication and artistry.