Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

The point of light at the centre of this Indus sign represents the heart. The sign shares a common root with the Chinese character wén 文. It is the noun culture, values or value, or the adjective valuable or worth.


Sample Text References:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-35 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 19: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-314 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 78: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1447: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.