Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This is an ideograph for a woman to which two points of light have been added. The two points of light are situated at the top of the character area. A point of light indicates that something exists, and where it exists. Hence, two points of light at the top of the character area signify that the woman has been raised or lifted up. It therefore translates as woman lifted up.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Dholavira: Seal: SI. Number: 146: Acc. Number: 33516 (NB. The photograph is of the seal. Therefore, the inscription would be the mirrored image of that seen in the photograph.): R.S. Bisht, 2015: 8.2.3 Details of Individual Seals: Excavations at Dholavira (1989-90 to 2004-2005), p. 291: Accessed: 25 January, 2019.


This is Mahadevan's sign number 1001 that I have modified to create the new character.


In the example, the woman (or women) is being carried on the top of a wooden cart.

Image Credit:

Woman Lifted Up: Lynn Fawcett, 2019.