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