Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This Indus sign is the verb to gather or collect, which has been modified, so that the second component becomes the verb to determine or to judge. Hence, it is an ideograph for the verb to pick.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Chanhujo-daro: Tablet in bas-relief: C-35 A: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 336: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


I have assumed that tablet C-35 was used as a stamp, and created a mirror image of the sign seen in photograph C-35 A.


You should note that inscription C-35 relates to the harvesting of grapes.

Image Credit:

To Pick: Lynn Fawcett, 2018.