Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This is a pictograph of three grains of wheat. It represents the harvest. Hence, it is an ideograph for the noun crop.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Kalibangan: Seal: K-43 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 306: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


It is worth noting that this Indus sign shares a common root with the Egyptian hieroglyph for crop¹.

Image Credit:

Crop: Lynn Fawcett, 2021.


1.  Jean-François Champollion le Jeune, 1841: Dictionnaire égyptien en écriture hiéroglyphique: Chapter 4: Végétaux: Arbres, Plantes, Fleurs, Fruits: Paragraph 248: Manuscript Page 228: Firmin Didot, Paris.