Seal with Two-Horned Bull and Inscription

Seal with Two-Horned Bull and Inscription

c. 2000 BC

Steatite

Overall: 3.2 x 3.2 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1973.160

Description

Small stone seals, probably used to identify merchandise or property, are among the most numerous objects discovered from the mysterious proto-historic sites along the banks of the Indus River system. Like these, most have sensitively rendered animal imagery along with an inscription written in a script that has not yet been deciphered.

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