This is one of the most distinctive types of the pottery found at Harappa and Mohenjodaro which is also known as ‘Offering Stand’. It has a dish for its crowning component. It is coated with burnished slip ranging in colour from pink to deep red. It is decorated with beautiful black paintings all over the body. It may have been used to hold libations during sacred rituals.


  • Title: Dish – on- Stand
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 2500 BC
  • Location: Sindh, Pakistan
  • Physical Dimensions: h205 cm (WIthout cover)
  • Type: Pottery
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Style: Indus Art
  • Place Part Of: Pakistan

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