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These people were aware of Gold, Silver, Copper, Brass, Bronze and Tin but did not know much about Iron Copper was the most widely used metal Ganeshwar in Sikar District of Rajasthan is supposed to be the supplier of Copper to the cities of Indus Valley; however, the largest hoard of Copper came from Gungeria
A large variety of pottery, both plain and decorated, has been found Harappanwares were shaped on a potter’s wheel The potters wheels, being made of wood, have not survived The kilns in which the pots were baked have been unearthed The heating was skilfully controlled as most of the pottery was carefully fired Once the vessel was shaped on the wheels, the ochre was painted over it Then the designs were painted on this red surface with a brush in black
Bowls and other utensils were made with soft stones like alabaster Such utensils have been discovered in Baluchistan and in the valley of the Indus
The seals were used throughout the length and breadth of this civilization Made of steatite, these seals range in size from 1cm to 5cm Seals are either square or rectangular in shape Square seals have carvings and inscription while rectangular have only inscription Most frequently engraved animals on Indus Valley Seals are the humpless bull and unicorns
Arts and Architecture
The Harappans were not artistic people Their architecture was completely utilitarian There is no trace of ornamentation in houses and public buildings nor there are traces of paintings or monumental sculpture anywhere in the remains
At the same time, the Harappans seem to have excelled themselves in producing works of art of small compass Their notable artistic achievement was in their seal engravings, especially those of animals The best are those of the humped bull, buffalo, rhinoceros and the tiger These figures exhibit powerful nialism and appear to be the work of craftsmen whose arts are to be seen also in amulets and other objects

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