This writing is pictographic, and although not yet translated, appears to be a contract.
The figures could be duplicated in the work of the ancient Pueblos, and in the pictographic art of many of our savage tribes.
A pictographic painting--the Coat of Arms of the great family of Shewish hung upon the wall.
The figure at the base of the pictographic painting represents the mammoth whale upon whose back the whole creation rests.
The centre figure in the pictographic painting is a wolf grotesquely drawn.
The want of letters is thus, in a manner, supplied by signs and pictographic symbols.
Finally, the schematic representation and notation of ideas so far as we can perceive was alphabetic rather than pictographic.
Pictographic messages are used whenever a certain norm or rule has to be observed.
Recently, the assumption that Chinese writing is pictographic came under scrutiny.
It ceased to be pictographic or ideographic; it became simply a pure sound-sign system, an alphabet.