Late Harappan Period Dish-on-stand from Harappa with a hole in the center of the dish that may have been used for a special ritual purpose. The dish is pedestaled on a heavy base with triple ridges.
Ancient Indus civilization and earlier pottery.
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
Late Harappan Period large burial urn with ledged rim for holding a bowl-shaped lid. The painted panel around the shoulder of the vessel depicts flying peacocks with sun or star motifs and wavy lines that may represent water.
Three vessels of the Late Harappan Cemetery H period (after 1900 BCE). In the center is a small painted globular pot from a burial group.
Beneath the Late Harappan wall in Trench 38 is a large globular pot covered with an inverted bottle shaped vessel that was used as a lid. This and the other small bowl protruding from the section were set in the floor of a room earlier than the wall.