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Indus Valley Decorated Cup

Indus Valley Decorated Cup

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This very fine cup from the Indus Valley civilization, originating from the region that is now north-western India and Pakistan, is made of bright sand-colored clay. It features a wide rim and a short ring base. The surface is decorated with geometric motifs of lines created with fine black and light-brown paint.

The Indus Valley Civilization, unearthed around the beginning of the 20th century, has revealed a wealth of artifacts from sites like Harappa and Mohenjodaro. Despite the script remaining undeciphered, the civilization is well-understood through the diverse artifacts discovered, including seals, figures, statues, and pottery found among urban ruins along the Indus Valley river.

Culture & Date: Indus Valley, 2500 – 2000 BC

Provenance: Ex. Private collection; acquired from an antiquities dealer in Copenhagen, 1980s.

Condition: Very good


  • Height: 5 cm
  • Length/Width: 8.5 cm

This cup is a beautiful example of Indus Valley craftsmanship, reflecting the artistic and cultural practices of the time. Its well-preserved state and intricate geometric designs make it a valuable addition to any collection of ancient artifacts.

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