Jul 17, 2012
Jul 17, 2012

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

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A perforated boss at the back allowed the seal to be suspended and easily pressed.

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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