[Original 1931 text] This animal is on fifteen of the seals, Nos. 362-76. In fact, it may be said to rank next in order of popularity to the bull. On most of the seals it is carefully portrayed, in some cases even to the wrinkles along its back.
Ancient Indus Civilization Elephant objects and related motifs
Another elephant figurine has an undecorated head with two flat ears and a trunk (all broken) on a round hollow body.
Approximate dimensions (W x H(L) x D): 4.5 x 7.1 x 7.1 cm.
It is unknown whether elephants were domesticated in the Indus Civilization. However, one of the few elephant figurines from Harappa is a head with large stylized ears and red and white stripes painted across the face.
View of the reverse of the elephant seal (H2000-4474/8994-01) from the Kot Diji phase levels, shows manufacturing marks and traces of a perforated knob or boss that is characteristic of Early Harappan seals.
Obverse of an unfinished elephant seal (H2000-4474/8994-01) in steatite from the Kot Diji phase levels at Harappa. This is the earliest seal with an elephant motif known from the region and may have been a prototype for later Indus seals.
Faience tablet (H2000-4387/2089-02), found during surface collecting, depicts an elephant on one side and has script on the reverse (not shown).