Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This pictograph is the outine of an animal (four legs and a tail), to which a rope has been added. Hence, it is an ideograph for the verb to lead.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-1684 a: Asko Parpola, B. M. Pande, and Petteri Koskikallio, 2010: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 3,1: Page 14: New material, untraced objects, and collections outside India and Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1055: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.