Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is the adult person symbol with a noose. The noose is the key identifier for this Indus sign, which gives me the noun catcher.


Illustrative Text Reference:

Harappa: Seal: H-94 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 189: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Comment:

I rather like the example text H-94, because it appears to tell us how to capture a tiger. The motif incorporates a basin, which I take to be a water bowl. Hence, my interpretation is that the tiger would be caught when he went to drink.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 31: Sign List of the Indus Script: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.