Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is the noun lane with the adjective large in the centre. The translation is wide lane.


Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Tablet: M-1425 A: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 193: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Comment:

It is interesting to note that each of the inscriptions with examples of this sign, also includes another symbol that gives us some indication of how wide the lane actually was, either a pictograph of a porter with a carrying pole, or a measuring rod with spaces for the number of units of measurement.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1117: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.