The seals discussed in Harappan excavations form an impressive part of the surviving examples of Harappan arts. Justify by giving suitable examples.

Published: May 1, 2016

The seals form an impressive part of the surviving examples of Harappan art.
The number so far discovered in excavation must be around 2,000. Of these the great majority have an animal engraved on them, and a short inscription. The animal most frequently encountered is a humpless bull. Other animals on the seals have a standard or mangers, among them the elephant, the bison, the rhinoceros and the tiger.
The craftsmanship of these seals is generally excellent and shows considerable skill in the depiction of animals and a tendency to run into accepted outlines.

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