Indus Valley Pottery Polychrome Cup

Description
Indus Valley Pottery Polychrome Cup
Circa. 2600 -2000 BC

A finely moulded Indus Valley polychrome cup featuring a horizontal register depicting colourful birds and geometric motifs. It has a diminutive rounded foot, from which its oval-shaped body rises and narrows into a slightly flared rim. Small chip to the rim.

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: 8cm height, 6.1cm width

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

Lot details
Culture
Indus Valley
Material
Pottery
Object
Polychrome Cup
Century/ Timeframe
Circa. 2600 -2000 BC
Condition
overpainted
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