Terracotta vessel decorated with zoomorphic figures and geometric shapes, Indus Valley, 2500 BC

There are ancient civilizations of which although thousands of years have passed, we know a lot of information about their culture, society and customs, either because of the archaeological remains or the monuments that they have left us. It is not the case of the mysterious culture of the Indus Valley, a culture that developed in the vicinity of the Indus River, in the present lands of India and Pakistan. Currently it is believed that there could be settlements from the year 6000 a. C., as well as its main cities such as Mohenjo-Daro. As for their religious customs, the pieces that were preserved until our days were destined to the offerings for requests of fertility or as votive offerings. This vessel, that retains a wonderful polychrome, is decorated with plant forms and various zoomorphic figures. This type of vessel would be used in a ritual way, since its polychromy indicates that it would not be of daily use. Surely belong to the funeral trousseau.


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