Object name: Lotus flower from a coffin
Accession no.: E.GA.5851.1943
Other numbers and markings: tbd
Dimensions: H 10.9 cm W 7.9 cm D 1.5 cm
Made from a roughly cut piece of sycomore fig and originally attached to the elbow of an anthropoid coffin.
The lotus flower is painted in red outlines with the ‘leaves’ in green. The colour is thickly painted, providing almost the effect of a relief. The flower comes originally from the elbow of the lid of an anthropoid coffin.
Date: About 1070–945 BC
21st Dynasty Further dating information
Find spot: most likely Thebes
Acquisition: given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson
Construction, decoration and materials:
Basic info: JD will do
Lotus flower from a coffin front view
Lotus flower from a coffin back view with markings