Image: Lynn Fawcett
Image: Lynn Fawcett

This symbol is a pictograph of a pit or well. It shares a common root with the Chinese character jǐng 井.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-68 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 30: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Here, I have redrawn Mahadevan's sign number 3108 because I don't think that the dimensions in the original are quite right.

Image Credit:

Pit or Well: Lynn Fawcett, 2017.