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Simple Bow

Composite Bow

Figure 5.69: A picture of a simple bow and a recurved composite bow. (Taken from Encyclopedia Britannica Online)

Figure 5.66: Symbols of the autumn equinox on different Egyptian zodiacs. In some cases these symbols are encircled by green contours to distinguish them from other symbols
Figure 5.67: Symbols of the winter solstice on different Egyptian zodiacs. Some of these symbols are encircled by green contours to distinguish them from other figures.

fantastic animals are placed vertically at the solstice points. Again, this position emphasizes the vertical direction. Such animals could equally be associated with the summer solstice point as well (see for example the Small Esna zodiac on Figure 2.18).

(4) A falcon headed man stabbing with a spear a bull-like creature — see Figure 5.67 (DL) and (OU). Notice that in all cases the bull-like animal has no front legs (only one rear leg is usually shown). This scene always appears only near the solstice points. Its meaning is unclear to us, but we can see that in some sense it was associated with a solstice point.

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