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Seal Name “Horseman’s seal”
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mair licht yin

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Category

吉語印 Jiyu Yin, Lucky Sayings Seal, mood seal

Material

Mottled dark green Portsoy serpentine with red fleck.

Impression.

Mair Licht  (in Scots).

General Description

+ Yang cut, oval beach pebble seal, one side relief carved with horse’s head motif.

Translation

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Other info

“mair licht” is the answer to the question, “whit de ye need maist, laddie” in the initiation litany of the brotherhood of horsemanry. An association of farm horsemen (particularly strong in the North East of Scotland between the days of the hegemony of the draught ox and the hegemony of the diesel engine).

Notes

 

Dimensions in millimetres

Height

mm 64

Width

mm 57

Depth

mm 38