Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of a porter's lodge. Therefore, it is the noun porter's lodge.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-1367 a: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 178: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


A similar porter's lodge can be seen in a projection by John Marshall of House VIII at Mohenjo-daro.¹

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 2661: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.


1. Drawing: House VIII, HR Area, Mohenjo-daro: John Marshall, 1931, Mohenjo-daro and the Indus Civilization, Volume I, Plate IV, pp. 18 -19: Arthur Probsthain, London.