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Fragment of Large Deep Vessel

Asian Art

MEDIUM Red pottery with red and black slip-painted decoration
  • Place Made: Chanhu Daro, Pakistan
  • DATES ca. 2000 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Indus Valley Civilization
    DIMENSIONS 4 15/16 x 6 1/8 in. (12.5 x 15.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE A. Augustus Healy Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of a quite large, deep vessel with an everted lip. Reddish pottery painted on the inside with a design of horizontal rows of stylized leaves (?) in black on a red ground. On the lip is a scalloped pattern in the same technique. The paint has been rubbed in a number of places and the surface is chipped.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Indus Valley Culture. Fragment of Large Deep Vessel, ca. 2000 B.C.E. Red pottery with red and black slip-painted decoration, 4 15/16 x 6 1/8 in. (12.5 x 15.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 37.74. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.74_bw.jpg)
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