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Indus Valley Painted Jar - LO.837
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 2500 BC to 2000 BC
Dimensions: 6.5" (16.5cm) high
Collection: Indus Valley
Medium: Terracotta


Location: Great Britain
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Description
Tall carenated jar with slightly everted sides, flattened shoulders and upright neck with everted rim. The body divided in horizontal registers, the uppermost with an applique wave contour, above and below it felines and trees outlined in black.

Nindowari is a Kulli complex site in southern Balochistan province, Pakistan occupied between 2500-2000 BC.Ceramic vessels from the Kulli phase have been unearthed not only at Nindowari, but also at Nausharo and other small sites in Balochistan. Their surface often painted with reddish-brown slip designs, depicting local flora and fauna interspersed with vertical or horizontal partitions.

For a discussion on Kulli see: G. Possehl, Kulli: An Exploration of an Ancient Civilization in South Asia, Durham, 1986. - (LO.837)

 

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