The State Museum also has a modest but diverse collection of potteries belonging to a broad spectrum of cultural and temporal horizons.
The important ceramics collection, those afflicted to protohistoric Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro are outstanding. Another interesting collection of the potteries comes from Khukhragarh (Ranchi District), dug out from the excavations conducted by the Department of Art, Culture, and Sports & Youth Affairs during the period 2007-2009.
The toy animal, with a moveable head from Mohenjodaro, belonging to the same period i.e. 2500 B.C., is one of the most interesting objects found during the excavations which shows how the children were kept amused and happy with toys that they could manipulate by moving their heads with the help of a string.
The people of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa mass-produced pottery with fine geometric designs as decoration, and they made figurines depicting their attitudes.The earthenware vessels of Mohenjo-Daro were mostly wheel-made and well baked. There were plain pottery, black-slipped pol-ished grey-ware, painted pottery and small vessels painted in various co-lours.