John Marshall

Sir John Marshall was a prominent British archaeologist and scholar who focused on the archaeology India and the Indus Valley site - Mohenjo-daro.

Boss

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

Back of Seal

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.

Indus Interior

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

Excavation Site

It was one of 388 unicorn seals found during the excavations in Mohenjo-daro led by the British archaeologist Ernest Mackay between 1927 and 1931. Mackay dated the seal to the late Period IB, or approximately 2,000 B.C

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