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Lotus flower from a coffin

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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

Brief description:

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

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Acquisition: given by R.G. Gayer-Anderson

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Construction, decoration and materials:

Basic info: JD will do

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Conservation treatments


Other images

Lotus flower from a coffin front view

Lotus flower from a coffin back view with markings

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