Horses/Indus seals

Edwin Bryant ebryant at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Sun May 17 02:50:48 UTC 1998

On Thu, 7 May 1998, Georg von Simson wrote:

> does not the absence of the horse among the animals of the figurative
> tradition of that culture mean anything to you?

It has been pointed out that the cow is not represented on the seals
either, although the bull is ubiquitous and cow bones have been found in
large quantities. Nor is the camel represented figuratively despite camel
bones also being found.  Likewise with the onager and perhaps other
animals as well. Accordingly, the animals represented on the seals do not
exhaust the zoological diversity of the IVC.  Regards,  Edwin  Bryant.

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