The shape of the heart (❤) is an ideogram used to express the idea of the “heart ” in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially romantic love.
The “wounded Heart” indicating the loves became depicted as a pierced heart symbol with an arrow (Cupid), or heart symbol “broken” into two or more pieces.
Heart-shaped peepal leaves were used in artistic representations of Indo Valley Civilization, a heart pendant of Indo Valley Civilization was discovered which is now exhibited at the National Museum of Delhi. [Citation required] In the 6-5 century BC, the shape of the heart was used to represent the heart-shaped fruit of the silphium plant, a plant possibly used as a contraceptive many species in the salsa family have estrogenic properties, and some, such as The wild carrot, were used to induce abortion. Cyrene Silver coins from 6 – 5 BC carry a similar design, sometimes accompanied by a silphium plant and are understood to represent their seed or fruit.