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Lotus attachment element

Period:
Third Intermediate Period–Kushite Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 21–26
Date:
ca. 1070–664 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Bronze, gold foil over gesso; white, dark blue, and light blue glass inlays over light and dark blue grounds
Dimensions:
h. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in); w. 15.8 cm (6 1/4 in); d. 9.2 cm (3 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Theodore M. Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, 1915
Accession Number:
30.8.232a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 125
This lotus may have been an attaachment on a shrine baldachin, where a god seated on a lotus is often depicted.
Formerly Theodore M. Davis Collection. Bequeathed to the Museum by Davis, 1915; accessioned, 1930.

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