Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of a weaving shuttle. Hence, it is the noun shuttle.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Lothal: Seal: L-51 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 249: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


This interpretation of Mahadevan's sign number 1244 is supported by the motif on Seal L-51, which depicts a loom.

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1244: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.