Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of a barred door. Hence, it is an ideograph for the verb to lock or to seal.


Sample Text References:

Harappa: Tablet in bas-relief: H-1138 A: Asko Parpola, B. M. Pande, and Petteri Koskikallio, 2010: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 3,1: Page 157: New material, untraced objects, and collections outside India and Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-240 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 60: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-1273 a: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 161: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 238: Sign List of the Indus Script: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.