Squatted globular jar with small
shoulder and small foot. The upper part
belly painted with a horizontal register
leaves interruped by vertical lines.
This type of fired clay vessel was
produced at the site of Merhgarh in
From here and other small centres, they
traded far and wide throughout
the borders of the Indus Valley to
Iran. Examples of this pottery were also
by merchants and nomads during their
within the Indus Valley, and fragments
found at the site of Harappa dating to
2600 BCE and possibly even earlier. The
painted include both geometric and
stylised animals. Yet, this type of
more produced after the beginning of the
Harappan period (i.e. 2600 BCE).
For comparable examples see: J.F.Jarrige
Cites Oubliees de l'Indus: Archeologie
Pakistan, 1988: pp.105-107.
IV 126 IV 127