Grey-brown chalcedony cylinder seal; a bearded figure, either a worshipper or an apotropaic figure, wearing a fringed and tasselled kilt with a double belt, stands facing right, with both hands extended. He stands between two bearded gods who face him; they have the same shoulder-length hair as the worshipper and wear tall head-dresses which flare outwards slightly at the top, with a long tassel or streamer, indicated by a row of small drill-holes, hanging down behind; in their left hand they each hold a ring made up of drill-holes and they extend or raise the other hand. The god on the left has a globe on top of his head-dress, wears a vertically-pleated and tiered robe which hangs open over a kilt, and holds reins attached to the muzzle of a couchant monster, with a lion-griffin's head and the tail of a bird of prey, on which he stands. The god on the right has a winged disc on top of his head-dress, wears a belted robe with a deep fringe, and stands on a couchant bull. Behind the gods, set one above the other, are the Pleiades, a globe-centred star and a goat with splayed horns and bunched legs, turned towards the right. In the upper field, between the left-hand god and the worshipper, is a crescent; between the worshipper and right-hand god is a rhomb. This seal is not particularly well executed and betrays a somewhat careless use of the cutting-wheel and drill. Edges chipped, particularly at the bottom. Ends slightly convex.

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