Indus Valley, Balochistran Pottery decorated vessel, Circa 2400-2000 BC

Material:  Terracotta
Conservation:  Retains its polychromy. Damaged rim
Material:  Terracotta
Dimensions:  26 cm high
Provenance:  Private collection J.R., Barcelona. Acquired in England during the 1980s. / J. Bagot Gallery, Spain, 2016 / All items that we offer for sale will be combined with an export approval issued by the ministry of the Spanish culture department and certificate of authenticity.
Exhibited:  Ifergan Collection, Málaga (2018-2020)
Ref jba225 Category Tag

This vessel belongs to the Nal culture, from Balochistran, in what is now the province of Pakistan. It has a balanced and refined shape, almost completely globular, with a flat, low, straight-walled circular base and a mouth that is almost identical in shape. It is decorated with red, ochre and light-blue pigments, with the outlines painted in black. The decoration is arranged in a wide band that occupies three-quarters of the deposit, with the lower quarter and the profile of the mouth remaining undecorated. This band is in turn divided into three more, leaving the only figurative element, two identical buffaloes on each side, inscribed in the central, wider band.

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