Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a symbol for female or woman with a point of light at each corner of the character area. Each corner represents a cardinal direction, and a point of light signifies that something is true. In other words, everywhere is female. Thus, this is an ideograph for women only.


Sample Text References:

Harappa: Tablet incised: H-945 A: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 341: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Harappa: Tablet incised: H-946 A: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 341: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Comment:

This is Mahadevan's sign number 8025, which I have reversed to reflect the actual Indus sign used in inscriptions H-945 and H-946.

 

Tablets H-945 and H-946 are tokens for return journeys by private hire vehicle. Each tablet gives the approximate distance to be travelled, and states women only.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 8025 (Reversed): List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.