Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of a stepped shrine with five storeys. Hence, it is the noun shrine.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Harappa: Tablet: H-187 A: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 210: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


It is interesting that the motif on side B of tablet H-187 depicts a tree. The tree may be cedrus deodara.

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1066: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.