Ancient Indus civilization and earlier pottery.

Lid and Dish Cover

The lid on the left – "shaped like a vase" – shows how varied these objects interpreted as covers could be, including the complex "dish cover" on the right. Sahni concluded, of which these objects fall into the first category: "The excavations were


[Original 1931 text] "The ancient pottery of Mohenjo-daro frequently has sand or ime, or both, mixed with the clay, more often in the painted ware than in the plain ware.