Inscribed rim sherd 44

Three signs are inscribed on this rim sherd of the Early Harappan Period (Kot Dijian Phase), dating to around 2800 BCE. Two of the signs appear to be pictographs for a bow and arrow, but they probably had some other meaning that was defined by the diagonal slash at the end of the sequence of symbols. The bow and arrow sign is quite common in the later Indus script (see 45).