Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This symbol is related to the Chinese character tài 太. The position of the point of light in the leg area tells us that this is a person of standing. Hence, Mahadevan's sign number 3 is the adjective superior. In both Chinese and Indus script, the symbol can also take the meaning of very big or large.

Sample Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-123 a:  Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 42: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 3: Sign List of the Indus Script: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.