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AGATO VARSO

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. At the top center is a terra cotta sealing with two seal impressions. This sealing may have been used to close a large jar full of trade goods such as oil. Seals and sealing
Long rectangular seals and a terra cotta sealing bottom with Indus script. The top seal has seven signs of Indus script. The back of this seal is convex and it is perforated from the side. The central sign may represent a house or temple and is a symbol that is often repeated on seals with horned deities seated in yogic position. 
Material: fired white glazed steatite
Dimensions: circa 3.74 cm length, 1.47 cm wide
Mohenjo daro, DK 5567
National Museum, Karachi, NMP 50.315 
Shah and Parpola 1991 M 1271
Seal, Mohenjo daro
Square seal depicting a nude male deity with three faces, seated in yogic position on a throne, wearing bangles on both arms and an elaborate headdress. Five symbols of the Indus script appear on either side of the headdress which is made of two outward projecting buffalo style curved horns, with two upward projecting points. A single branch with three pipal leaves rises from the middle of the headdress
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 steatite
Dimensions: 2.4 x 2.4 cm, 0.53 cm thickness
Mohenjo daro, DK 7734
Islamabad Museum, NMP 50.289
Mackay 1938: pl. XCVI, 494 Seals, Mohenjo daro
0ther animal motifs appearing on seals found primarily at the largest cities include dangerous wild animals like the rhinoceros, the water buffalo, the gharial crocodile and the tiger. All of these animals would have been familiar to people living at the edge of the thick jungles and swampy grasslands of the Indus plain and they were revered as totemic animals, closely associated with important myths and legends Tokens or tablets, Harappa
Terra cotta tokens or tablets from Harappa. In Area G, south of the recently discovered gateway on Mound ET 20, excavators found a concentration of as many as 31 identical cylindrical terracotta tablets top center, but it is not known what they could have been used for. 
Concentrations of tablets recovered through recent excavations at Harappa indicate that these tablets become popular during the late part of Period 3B 2450 B.C and continue on into the final phase of the Harappan occupation, Period 3C 2200 to 1900 B.C.
Head from back, Mohenjo daro
The upper lip is shaved and a closely cropped and combed beard lines the pronounced lower jaw. The stylized almond shaped eyes are framed by long eyebrows. The wide mouth is very similar to that on the Priest King sculpture. Stylized ears are made of a double curve with a central knob.

Material: sandstone
Dimensions: 13.5 cm height
Mohenjo daro, DK B 1057
Mohenjo daro Museum, MM 431
Dales 1985: pl. IIb Ardeleanu Jansen 1984: 139 157
Priest Kingbr
S eated male sculpture, or Priest King from Mohenjo daro 41, 42, 43.Fillet or ribbon headband with circular inlay ornament on the forehead and similar but smaller ornament on the right upper arm. The two ends of the fillet fall along the back and though the hair is carefully combed towards the back of the head, no bun is present. The flat back of the head may have held a separately carved bun as is traditional on the other seated figures, or it could have held a more elaborate horn and plumed headdress. Sculpture
Slight traces of what may have been a cloak are visible on the back but the legs clearly visible and not totally covered with a garment as in other sculptures. The left arm is resting on top of the lowered left knee, while the right hand is resting on the upraised right leg. This sitting pattern is opposite of that seen on other sculptures. 

Material: limestone
Dimensions:
Mohenjo daro, DK i 419
Mohenjo daro Museum, MM432
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