This is a pictograph of a measuring rod. The spaces give us the number of units of measurement.
For image credits, please see below.
Indus Script Signs with Numbers: Sign List of the Indus Script and List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General
Archaeological Survey of India.
Indus Script Signs without Numbers: Lynn Fawcett, 2017 - 2019.