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Stamp seal: buffalo with incense burner (?)

Period:
Mature Harappan
Date:
ca. 2600–1900 B.C.
Geography:
Indus Valley
Culture:
Indus
Medium:
Steatite, burnt, glazed
Dimensions:
1.5 x 0.38 in. (3.81 x 0.97 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.40.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 234
Acquired by the Museum in 1949, purchased from Sir John Marshall, Guildford, Surrey.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 83-84, fig. 38c.
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