c. 2000 BC
Overall: 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1964.104
Animals are the most popular motifs in the visual culture of the Indus Valley Civilization, shown much more often than human figures or cityscapes.
Small stone seals, probably used to identify merchandise or property, are among the most numerous objects surviving from the protohistoric urban sites along the banks of the Indus River system. This example has a bovine creature with one horn and one ear showing in profile, his head held over an altar-like object.
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