A finely moulded Indus Valley polychrome cup featuring a horizontal register depicting birds and geometric motifs painted in bright colours. It has a diminutive rounded foot, from which its oval-shaped body rises leading to a flaring, wide opening.
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: 6.7cm height, 8cm width
Provenance: From the David Gold (deceased) collection, 1970’s.
- Indus Valley
- Polychrome Cup
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa. 2600-2000 BC