Ancient Pots

Collection of Ravi Phase pottery featuring several pieces with a variety of detail and colors.

Image 1. Dating to c. 3100 BC, this hand-built pot with polychrome decoration is one of the earliest examples of intersecting circle motif in the Indus valley region. This motif along with others, such as the fish scale and pipal leaf designs, continue to be employed into the later Kot Diji and Harappa Phases.

Image 2. The second pot, found next to the first one, has a net and bird motif that did not continue into later main Indus phases.

Image 3. A Ravi Phase cooking pot.

Image 4. Ledge shouldered cooking pots with low neck and flaring rim from Nausharo in Balochistan.

See also Interaction Networks of the Ravi Phase and Ravi Phase Pottery Fragments