Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

In this Indus sign, one standard, of four units, is placed directly below another of the same size. Hence, it is an ideograph for an equivalent measure.


Sample Text References:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-28 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 16: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-114 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 40: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1494: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.