Indus Valley Terracotta Vessel with Painted Zoomorphic Designs

Indus Valley Terracotta Vessel with Painted Zoomorphic Designs
Circa 2600-2000 BC

An Indus Valley small vessel featuring a round base and low, globular body with a slightly everted rim. The body and rim is painted with beautifully stylized zoomorphic figures, possibly an ibex and lion. Some small chips on the rim and a repaired crack on the body, please see photos. This item has been restored and overpainted.

The Indus Valley Civilisation extended from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and north-west India. It was one of three early and widespread cradles of civilisation along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. At its peak, the Indus Valley Civilisation, which included such sites as Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, may have had a population of over five million, who developed new techniques in pottery, seal carving, and metallurgy.

Measurements: circa 7.3cm height, 9.8cm width

Provenance: From the David Gold (deceased) collection, 1970’s.

Lot details
Indus Valley
Vessel with Painted Zoomorphic Designs
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2600-2000 BC
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