Ancient Central Asia, Indus Valley, Harappan/Mohenjo-Daro civilization, ca. 2700 to 2000 BCE. A sizable yet elegant wheel-thrown pottery vessel of bulbous form with a short sloped shoulder and thick flared rim all supported by a circular base. The impressive jar is adorned with 3 registers of lovely diagonal incised striations along its shoulder with one ring of a vertical ridged motif embellishing the edge of the shoulder and gorgeous remaining paint of verdant green, terracotta, and cream hues. Nice russet toned earthen deposits add a varied aspect to the ancient vessel's smooth exterior. Size: 15.2" in diameter x 16" H (38.6 cm x 40.6 cm)
Provenance: private Los Angeles, California, USA collection, 1980s to 2000s
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Nicks to foot, rim, and body, with fading to pigment, and extensive encrustations, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout and faint remains of pigment in scattered exterior areas.