Button seal from the upper layers of Mound AB. Although this seal was found in mixed deposits dating to the Harappan and Late Harappan Periods, the carving suggests that it is actually an Early Harappan seal, dating to around 2800-2600 BCE.
Ancient Indus Valley civilization seals
In Kot Diji phase sediment that had washed into the street, Brad Chase discovered a button seal (close-up in 44) quite similar to seals recovered from the site of Rehman Dheri in to the Northwest in the Gomal Valley.
The seals are published as Plate XIX, 8 and 9 in Sahni's report (Daya Ram Sahni, 1926. Annual Report Of The Archaeological Survey Of India 1923-24, pg 54.), but they are not individually identified in the text. The seal on the right (Pl.
After removing the fallen walls, the interiors of the rooms were found to be filled with surprises. Here in Room 202 were scattered clay tops, beads, and inscribed seals (Trench 43).
It is worth noting that in these earlier reports, seals were photographed in their original form. In Vats' monograph, photographs of the stamp seals were mostly taken from plaster casts of the originals, i.e.
Faience button seal (H99-3814/8756-01) with swastika motif found on the floor of Room 202 (Trench 43).
These steatite seals are depicted in Sahni's report for 1923-24, although only only is described and its location provided. The four seals are listed clockwise from the top left. Seal 1: (Sahni Pl XIX, 13) Seal 2: Mound A-B, Stratum V (Sahni, Pl XIX,
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.