Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This is a pictograph of a perimeter wall with a track going through one side. It depicts an entrance or gateway in the wall. Moreover, because the location of the cardinal points is governed by the Indus convention, whereby north-west is located in the centre at the top of the character area, we can determine that this symbol means south gateway.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Harappa: Tablet: H-1818 A: Asko Parpola, B. M. Pande, and Petteri Koskikallio, 2010: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 3,1: Page 256: New material, untraced objects, and collections outside India and Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Image Credit:

South Gateway: Lynn Fawcett, 2017.