Indus Valley


Another intriguing script, the Indus or Harappan script is an undeciphered Bronze Age writing system In the Mature Harappan period, from about 2600 BC to 1900 BC, strings of Indus signs are commonly found on flat, rectangular stamp seals as well as many other objects including tools, tablets, ornaments and pottery. These signs were applied in many ways, including carving, chiselling, painting and embossing, and the objects themselves were also made of many different materials, such as soapstone, bone, shell, terracotta, sandstone, copper, silver and gold.

I have in my personal collection a number of bowls with painted bulls or fish, but the seal in the MOWRC collection is the only object that I could afford that bears any script.


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