Ancient Indus Valley civilization seals

Inscribed objects

A collection of inscribed objects found along the main street leading to the southern gateway of Mound E at Harappa. The fragmentary seal on the left is the earliest seal found to date, and depicts a bovine carved in a very archaic style.

Seal, Mohenjo-daro

Terracotta sealing from Mohenjo-daro depicting a collection of animals and some script symbols. This sealing may have been used in specific rituals as a narrative token that tells the story of an important myth.

Unicorn Seal

Another extremely well-preserved seal, about which Dr. Mark writes (Ancient Cities, p. 189): "Large square unicorn seal with perforated boss on the back. A relatively long inscription of eight symbols runs along the top of the seal.