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Indus Valley Pottery

Published on April 4, 2012 by in CERAMICS

Nal Canister (fragmentary)

Finely potted thin walled canister. Decorated with alternating panels of geometric and bird designs in polychrome red, blue and yellow. A classic Nal design and shape.  Circa 2600 BC.

Nal ceramics are among the best made and most attractive wares of prehistoric times in South Asia. They are fired buff to pink, slips tend to be very light giving just a tint to the surface, polychrome infilling of designs in red, pink, blue, and yellow is a speciality of this ware. Characteristic vessel forms are canisters and straight sided bowls with footed bases and knife-edge rims.

Size 60mm, 100mm

Price £100

Stock Number IA14412

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