A Unicorn Seal from Mesopotamia

A perfectly cut unicorn seal with a sign right above the horn. The seal was found in ancient Kish, Iraq, during excavations between 1922 and 1933 by the Oxford-Field Museum (Chicago) Expedition. The year is given at approximately 2000 BCE, when craftsmanship in seal manufacture was probably at its height.

This artifact is one of many unicorn seals from the Indus Valley people.