Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is a pictograph of a prop or support. Hence, it is the noun prop.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Dholavira: Seal: SI. Number: 32: Acc. Number: 9093 (NB. The photograph is of the seal. Therefore, the inscription would be the mirrored image of that seen in the photograph.): R.S. Bisht, 2015: 8.2.3 Details of Individual Seals: Excavations at Dholavira (1989-90 to 2004-2005), p. 266: Accessed: 4 December, 2018.


It is important to distinguish Mahadevan's sign number 161 from the noun wood or timber, which is listed under Plant in Section One..

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 161: Sign List of the Indus Script: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.