A pink terracotta jar, decorated around the upper body with two swimming fishes both facing right, bands above and below, in red green and black pigments. The inside of the bowl is undecorated.
Condition: Fine condition; the rim is chipped in several places exposing the underlying pottery; a little rubbing to surfaces on the rim; with earthy encrustations; a very small hole eroded through in the centre of the base.
Indus Valley Civilization: Mehrgarh Period VII: Circa 2500-1900 BC.
It is thought that fish were a representation of a water god. See Satyawadi, N. Proto-Historic Pottery of the Indus Valley Civilisation: Study of Painted Motifs New Delhi, 1994 for discussion and illustrations 112, 116, 117. 118.
The Indus Valley Civilisation extended from what today is north east Afghanistan to Pakistan and north west India and was one of three early earliest and widespread cradles of civilisations along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.
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- Indus Valley
- Jar Decorated with Fish
- 6×9.7×9.7 cm
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 2500-1900 BC.
- Good Condition, See Photo