Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This Indus sign resembles the noun city. However, the main roads have been replaced by pictographs of tracks. This indicates that the symbol represents a residential area composed of alleyway houses. A point of light, which denotes that something is true, has been added to each house. Hence, the symbol means every house.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-109 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 39: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Image Credit:

Every House: Lynn Fawcett, 2020.