Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This is a pictograph of a porter with a jar symbol on his head, which indicates the transport of goods and chattels. He has a shoulder yoke. A pack is suspended on one side of the yoke, but on the other side a rope hangs free. Hence, this is an ideograph for a partial load.


Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-328 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 83: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Porter Partial Load: Lynn Fawcett, 2018.