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Stamp seal fragment: unicorn and incense-burner (?), inscription

Period:
Mature Harappan
Date:
ca. 2600–1900 B.C.
Geography:
Indus Valley
Culture:
Indus
Medium:
Steatite, burnt
Dimensions:
Seal Face: 3.87 x 3.87 cm Height: 1.97 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.40.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 406
Acquired by the Museum in 1949, purchased from Sir John Marshall, Guildford, Surrey.
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. 38b.
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