Images of and objects from the ancient Indus city of Mohenjo-daro, Sindh.

Pointed base goblets

The pointed base results from rapid manufacture off a fast wheel and makes it easy for stacking in the kiln. The grooves around the body may serve as a simple decoration, but they also allow for a better grip. Found only in the largest cities and


Plate with vertical sides. Copper and bronze plates were probably used exclusively by wealthy upper class city dwellers. Material: copper/bronze Dimensions: 4.3 cm height, 30.3 cm dia. Mohenjo-daro, DK 10781A National Museum, Karachi, NMP 52.1028