3. Can we see a close-up of the "trident and bun" seal fragment?

Asked by Wim Borsboom

The seal fragment H98-3505/8347-105 is number H-1676 A in CISI-3 appearing on pages 235 (B+W) and 365 (Color) in Parpola, Asko, B.M. Pande, and Pitteri Koskikallio (2010) Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions, Volume 3: New material, untraced objects, and collections outside India and Pakistan, Part 1: Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Steatite seal, intaglio. White fired steatite with a white core. Red speckling on interior below glaze level, slightly speckled on surface. Grinding marks visible on surface. Fragment of writing and top of animal motif remain - 2 or 3 signs are partially visible and 1 sign is complete (~ā€Nā€). The man with a double-bun hair style may be holding a trident or simply raising his hand. The animal motif is probably a tiger because of the multiple strokes. Anthropomorphic sign and animal direction facing to left (in impression) are rare.