Mackay speculates on the owner of this building in Block 22, which may have looked something like this sketch by him of another Indus home (p. 154): I am inclined to think that this building was the house of some rich personage, for it is very
Sir John Marshall was a prominent British archaeologist and scholar who focused on the archaeology India and the Indus Valley site - Mohenjo-daro.
[Original 1931 text] "The three-headed beast on seal 382 appears to be a composite of three animals. The heads and horns seem to be those of antelopes and the body of a unicorn. The heads have been joined to the body very carefully.
Mackay continues (p. 377 in Marshall 1931): "The boss was then carefully rounded off after the groove that always runs across its centre had been roughly made by a V-shaped cut.
[Original 1931 text] "To have cleared these remains completely or even to the extent of recovering the main lines of their plans would have meant dismantling the Buddhist buildings above them, and, as ther were obvious objections to removing such
Mackay writes that most of the bosses on the backs of seals had the same size and shape. The perforation always runs in the direction of the animal's body, to help keep the seal upright when worn around the neck. The boss is centered on the back and
If the figure does represent a cattle species, the clearly carved collar, garland and necklace could help explain its function. Sacrificial animals in village India are often garlanded and decorated similarly today.
Photographed between 1922-27 and published in Sir John Marshall, Mohenjodaro and The Indus Civilization (1931).