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Indus Valley: Stamps and seals

 

Today we are going to learn about the stamps and seals used during the Indus valley civilisation.  They were used to mark ownership and as badges of status and were engraved with many intricate images. 

 

Listen to the BBC Radio 4 clip and visit The Metropolitan Museum of Art website below, to find out more. Once you have learnt a little more, complete the activity.

TASK - Can you design and create your own Indus Valley stamp or seal?

I would like you to design a seal or stamp using everything you now know about them. Think carefully about your design and sketch it using annotations/ labels to explain what you have drawn. 

 

After that, if you have the relevant materials, I would like you to create your seal or stamp. Take a picture and send it to me, so I can see your amazing work! 

 

 


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