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Lot 0063
Central Asia, Indus Valley, Harappan / Mohenjo-Daro civilization, ca. 2700 to 2000 BCE. A pretty ceramic cup with a small, disc foot and its exterior ringed with a motif of a zebu bull staring directly at the viewer and a grazing ibex. These are painted with black outlines and white, pale red, and sky blue details. Above these motifs, underneath the slightly flared rim, is a ring of repeated triangles and half-circles that look like mountain sunsets. Both the bull and the ibex were symbols of power and virility in this ancient culture. Size: 3.85" W x 4.9" H (9.8 cm x 12.4 cm)

Provenance: private S.S. collection, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Repaired from multiple pieces; repairs are well done and unobtrusive. Excellent remaining motifs on exterior.

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Indus Valley Terracotta Cup - Ibex and Bull

Estimate $400 - $600Dec 20, 2017