Indus seals were commonly used to mark bundles of trade goods. This well-known type shows a one-horned bovine animal before a ritual offering stand, with characters in the undeciphered Indus script.
Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 24 May 2006-23 December 2008, Treasures: Antiquities, Eastern Art, Coins, and Casts: Exhibition Guide, Rune Frederiksen, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2006), no. 83 on p. 32, illus. p. 32
Buchanan, Briggs, Catalogue of Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum, ii: The Prehistoric Stamp Seals, P. R. S. Moorey, ed. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984), no. 234 on p. 33, pl. XV
Ahuja, Naman, ‘Early Indian Art at the Ashmolean Museum - Catalogue in progress’, 2016, no. 11.2
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