Dish-on-Stand
Title Dish-on-Stand
Accession Number H795/A(C)1450;H795/A(C)
Museum Name National Museum, New Delhi
Gallery Name Pre-History
Object Type Pre-History
Main Material Terracotta
Origin Place Harappa
Find Place Harappa
Period / Year of Work Circa 2500 BC
Dimensions 20.5 cm
Brief Description 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.