Indus Valley Terracotta Striped Cup

Indus Valley Terracotta Striped Cup
Circa 2600-2000 BC

This finely moulded Indus Valley grey terracotta cup features deep brown painted around the rim. The circular body rises upwards from the small foot, and ends in a wide, thin rim. There are some small chips in the rim.

The Indus Valley Civilisation extended from what today is north east 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 7.9cm height, 11.6cm width

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

Lot details
Indus Valley
Striped Cup
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2600-2000 BC
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