Harappa Script inscription on anthropomorph with boar, young bull & ram hieroglyphs

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Hieroglyph: कर्णक  karṇaka m. du. the twolegs spread out AV. xx,133,3 karaNika ‘spread legs‘ Rebus: कारणिक [p= 274,3] mfn. (g. काश्य्ादि) ” investigating , ascertaining the cause ” , a judge Pan5cat. a teacher MBh. ii , 167. कर्णिक [p= 257,2] m. a steersman W.  karṇadhāra m. ʻhelmsman’ anthropomorphboar

Thanks to Seshadri Sridharan who posted on Facebook this sharper image of the Anthropomorph of Sarasvati Civilization. It appears that there are three lines of inscription in Harappa Script — on the body of the boar and the head of the ram with curved horns, just above the one-horned young bull. The possible readings of hieroglyphs on the text of the inscription are:

Top Line: sign409342sign326Sign 409-Sign342-Sign326 (Alternative 47Sign47)

Second Line from top:sign182sign162sign373Illegible*-Sign182-Sign162-Sign373

Third line sign155sign336Sign 155-Illegible*-Sign336

The hieroglyphs are Meluhha rebus renderings:

Top Line:

‘two cartwheels and axle rod of the cartframe‘sal ‘wedge joining the parts of a solid cart wheel’ (Santali) Rebus: sal ‘workshop’ (Santali)

karNIka ‘rim of jar’ (Samskritam); kanka ‘rim of jar’ (Santali) rebus:karNI ‘supercargo’

loa ‘ficus religiosa’ Rebus: loh ‘copper’ Alternate reading: 47Sign47 baraḍo = spine; backbone (Tulu) Rebus: baran, bharat ‘mixed alloys’ (5 copper, 4 zinc and 1 tin) (Punjabi)

Thus, together, the sequence of three hieroglyphs signify: loh, ‘copper’; karNI, ‘supercargo’; sal ‘workshop’.

Second line:

ranku ‘antelope’ rebus: ranku ‘tin’

kolom ‘rice-plant’ rebus: kolimi ‘smithy, forge’

mũh, mũhe ingot‘.Alternative:  goṭā ʻ seed, bean, wholeʼ goṭa ’roundish pebble’ rebus:  goṭa ‘ferrite ore, laterite’ rebus 2: goṭa m. ʻedging of gold braidʼ (Kashmiri)

Third line:

khaNDa ‘arrow’ rebus: khaNDa ‘implements’

muka ‘ladle‘ PLUS baTa ‘rimless pot’ Rebus: mũh, mũhe ingot‘.PLUS bhaTa ‘furnace’

Thus, the inscription text reading is: loh, ‘copper’; karNI, ‘supercargo’; sal ‘workshop’.PLUS ranku ‘tin’ kolimi ‘smithy, forge’, goṭa m. ʻedging of gold braidʼ PLUS furnace (for) ingots.

meḍho ‘ram’ rebus 1: मेधा a form of yajna; rebus 2:meḍh ‘helper of merchant‘ (Pkt.)

The ram:meDha ‘ram’ rebus: meD ‘iron’ med ‘copper’ (Slavic) PLUS  कोंद kōnda ‘young bull‘ rebus:  kōnda ‘turner’ PLUS baḍhia = a castrated boar, a hog; rebus:baḍhi ‘a caste who work both in iron and wood’.

Thus, the unique anthropomorph ligatured with boar’s head and incised with one-horned young bull PLUS a text message reads: meḍh ‘merchant’s helper’ PLUS baḍhi ‘worker in wood and iron’ PLUS kōnda ‘turner’ WORKING WITH THE RESOURCES RELATED TO METALWORK: tin smithy/forge, edging of gold braid, furnace ingots, metal implements, copper supercargo workshop.

S. Kalyanaraman

Sarasvati Research Center January 1, 2017

rim2Variants of Sign 342 (Rim-of-jar)anVariants of Sign 326 (Ficus)


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