Omar Khan

Slides of the mounds in Harappa and other archaeological sites in the Indus Valley by Omar Khan

Amulet

In addition to any commercial functions, the seal may also have designated a position of authority. The motif on the seal could also have been an amulet or charm.

The seal itself was probably worn around the neck, with a chord passed through the boss

Unicorn Seal

This unicorn seal was also discovered during the late 1927-31 excavations at Mohenjo-daro. One theory holds that the bull actually has two horns, but that these have been stylized to one because of the complexity of depicting three dimensions.

Sealing

Seals were used to make a sealing, or positive imprint, like this modern resin one made from the original seal. Sealings were used in ancient times for trade.

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