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 However, the main roads have been replaced by pictographs of tracks.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 depicts a residential area composed of alleyway houses. A dot of emptiness has been added to each house. The dot of emptiness signifies that something is not known. Therefore, this Indus symbol translates as new neighbourhood.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Dholavira: Seal: SI. Number: 92: Acc. Number: 20781 (NB. The photograph is of the seal. Therefore, the inscription would be the mirrored image of that seen in the photograph.): R.S. Bisht, 2015: 8.2.3 Details of Individual Seals: Excavations at Dholavira (1989-90 to 2004-2005), p. 280: Accessed: 19 November, 2018.

Image Credit:

New Neighbourhood: Lynn Fawcett, 2018.