The picture, the ideograph, the symbol—these are not the thing.
For example, the ideograph for a "mess-mate" is a man and a fire.
Its ideograph is the sign of the sun together with the sign of the moon.
Most of these symbols are compounded of an ideograph and a letter of the alphabet.
Thus a chessboard was an ideograph, and stood for a gift, and sometimes a building.
Thus the name of Ea, the god of the deep, is expressed by an ideograph which signifies 'antelope.'
Merodach's ideograph is the sun, and there is abundant evidence that he was first and last a solar god.
The “chop” was a small stamp bearing the ideograph which indicated the name Candron was using.
Candron imprinted the ideograph on the page, then, beside it, he wrote “Ying Lee” in Latin characters.
Ideograph′ic, -al, representing ideas by pictures, or directly instead of words.