Indus Valley Terracotta Cylindrical Vessel

Indus Valley Terracotta Cylindrical Vessel
Circa 2500-2000 BC

A very finely moulded Indus Valley cylindrical vessel, likely used in Antiquity as a storage vessel. The item features a cylindrical body and small foot, all the outside decorated with brown-black pigment band of geometrical decoration, comprising equidistant horizontal panels of straight lines. There are a few chips on the rim, cracks to the base which lead up to the rim of one side.

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 7cm height, 9.9cm width

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

Lot details
Indus Valley
Cylindrical Vessel
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2500-2000 BC
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