Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

In this composite symbol, the arms are seen to flap. To join or deliver with flapping arms is an ideograph for the verb to agitate or stir.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Silver Seal: M-315 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 78: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


There is only one extant example of this Indus sign. The inscription on M-315 refers to the preparation of tea.

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1395: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.