Inlays of three parts of a lotus

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D4


Height (sepal): 6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.); Height (petal 1): 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); Height (petal 2): 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment

Inlays of painted ivory: two red and white petals and a green leaf, components of a lotus flower. Unclear whether originally part of furniture, architecture (inlaid relief), coffin, etc, but from tomb context.


From Abydos, tomb D 4. 1900: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie and Arthur Cruttenden Mace for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: November 1, 1900)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription