Cornelian cylinder seal; red brown with black inclusions; antithetical scene consisting, in the centre, of a winged disc above a tree, flanked by two deities standing on their attribute animals facing each other, with a fish-cloaked figure (possibly a priest?) facing right behind them. There is a curled appendage above the winged disc, and four double streamers ending in palmettes hang below it. The tree is highly stylised; it has a columnar, fluted trunk with groups of three horizontal lines at the bottom, middle and top, a palmette and long radiating branches with buds at the top, and lateral branches, alternately long and short, ending in buds; festooned under and over these buds and under the tree is an undulating line punctuated by palmettes. To the left of the tree is a bearded god in a tall, feather-topped head-dress with a band or plait of hair hanging behind, wearing a belted, elbow-length, fringed robe; the skirt is decorated with double horizontal lines and overlapping, dot-filled double circles shown in profile, with pleats at the back; he has a bracelet on each wrist, holds a curved weapon in his lowered right hand and, in his raised left hand, a mace and the lead of a pacing bull. To the right of the tree is a goddess, with a long curl of hair down her back ending in a centre-dot circle, wearing a feather-topped, horned head-dress, and a long robe and open coat, both of which are fringed and decorated with bands of dot-filled rectangles; she has a quiver, topped by a star in a circle, on her back, a sword in a scabbard decorated with volutes at her waist and three bracelets on each wrist; she raises her right hand and holds a mace and the lead of the pacing lion-griffin on which she stands, with one foot on its head and the other on its back. The griffin has long ears, a feathered mane, wings, a bird's tail and talons on all four legs. The fish-cloaked figure is otherwise naked, bearded, and holds an elongated cone in his raised right hand and a bucket in his lowered left; the fish's head forms his head-dress which has three sets of horns; its skin is cross-hatched and its tail is level with his thighs; his feet are level with the hindquarters of the two beasts and above him are a crescent and star. Line borders top and bottom. Set in a Victorian gold bracelet which is chevron shaped. Top slightly chipped.
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