Black serpentine cylinder seal; the sun-god with rays, brandishing a serrated blade, ascends between two mountains and places his foot on the right hand one. He is bearded, with his hair in a bun and he wears a multiple-horned head-dress and a striped skirt. On either side an attendant god holds open a gate. One gate is surmounted by a lioness and one by a lion. An attendant god with both hands clasped, stands facing the sun-god. All the attendant gods are attired like the sun-god. In the field, a mace; a star-and-grid shape; a star-spade.
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