Lotus bud

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1353–1336 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 5.5 x 1.5 cm (2 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1988.339

Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

This polychrome faience lotus bud was an architectural embellishment and may have been part of a larger artificial bouquet.

Provenance

By 1988: Peter Lacovara, Brookline, Mass. (purchased from Astarte Gallery, London); 1988: given to the MFA by Peter Lacovara.
(Accession Date: June 15, 1988)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter Lacovara in memory of Dows Dunham