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Sculpture - Agate Seal

Agate Seal

  • Object:


  • Date:

    ca. 2nd century BC-2nd century AD (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    South Asia, Room 41, case 30

Physical description

Bead seal: From Gandhara region, date uncertain but probably 1st century B.C. to 2nd century A.D. A flat oval bead finely engraved with the figure of a humped ox with its head lowered.


ca. 2nd century BC-2nd century AD (made)

Materials and Techniques



Circumference: 1.9 x 1.6 cm, Thickness: 1.2 cm

Object history note

Bought from Maj. Genl. H.L. Haughton CB, CIE, CBE, 1948.

Historical context note

Agate seal engraved with a humped bull.

Descriptive line

Agate, Gandhara, ca. 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD.

Production Note

Gandhara, Pakistan


South & South East Asia Collection

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