Unicorn (so-called) motif in the ancient Indus Valley.

Unicorn seal

Unicorn seal from Trench 37, which lies to the east of the "Granary." This type of seal comes from levels dating to Harappa Phase Period 3B. Similar seals were found near the "granary" in 1997. (More unicorn seals at 43, 55.)

Unicorn seal

A square steatite unicorn seal with a unique inscription was found in the street debris on the inside of the city wall. The two sets of signs on the right hand side of the seal would appear in reverse, i.e.

Unicorn seal

A steatite unicorn seal from Harappa with Indus script. This seal was found in the central area of Mound E and dates to Period 3B or early 3C, around 2450-2200 BCE. When pressed into clay the impression will be reversed.

Seal, Mohenjo-daro

Square seal with multiple headed animal depicting three important totemic animals: the bull, the unicorn, and the antelope. All three animals are seen individually on other seals along with script, but this seal has no script.

Material: gray brown

The So-called Unicorn

[Original text, 1931] It should, however, be borne in mind that these animals may perhaps represent the dieties of provinces, in exactly the same way as do the 'nome' animals of Egypt, all of which are commonly shown on standards very similar to the


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