Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This is a composite character. In the centre is a pictograph of a great cormorant. Then, the noun great cormorant is surrounded by the glyphs which mark the beginning and the end of an area. A space in which a great cormorant was confined would be an aviary.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Chanhu-daro: Seal: The Cleveland Museum of Art: The J. H. Wade Fund 1973.160: Accessed: 26 February 2018.


There is only one extant example of this Indus sign.


Great cormorants were used for fishing.

Image Credit:

Great Cormorant Aviary: Lynn Fawcett, 2017.