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Indus Valley Pottery

Published on April 4, 2012 by in CERAMICS

Indus Valley PotteryNal Bowl (complete reglued)

Decorated with an undulating serpent and curved fillers, polychrome red and blue on a yellow ground. Classic Nal item. Circa 2600BC.

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, 110mm

Price £240

Stock Number IA15412

 
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