Model Lotos Flower

Painted and plastered wood | 10.5cm | c. 2051-1981 B.C.

Unknown Artist

The water lily, more commonly known as the lotus, was one of the most ubiquitous plants and symbols of ancient Egypt. Its flower, which is either blue or white (Nymphaea coerulea and alba), closes up at night and reopens in the morning to reveal a ce...
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