Squatted globular jar with small opening,
shoulder and small foot. The upper part of
belly painted with a horizontal register of
leaves interruped by vertical lines.
This type of fired clay vessel was mostly
produced at the site of Merhgarh in
From here and other small centres, they were
traded far and wide throughout Baluchistan,
the borders of the Indus Valley to south-
Iran. Examples of this pottery were also
by merchants and nomads during their travels
within the Indus Valley, and fragments have
found at the site of Harappa dating to 2800-
2600 BCE and possibly even earlier. The
painted include both geometric and floral and
stylised animals. Yet, this type of pottery was
more produced after the beginning of the
Harappan period (i.e. 2600 BCE).
For comparable examples see: J.F.Jarrige ed.,
Cites Oubliees de l'Indus: Archeologie du
Pakistan, 1988: pp.105-107.
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