Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This is the ideograph for women to which two points of light have been added. The two points of light are situated at the top of the character area, which signifies that the women are located on top of something. It therefore, translates as women on top of.

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 sample inscription, the women are being carried on top of a wooden cart.

Image Credit:

Women on Top of: Lynn Fawcett, 2019.