C. 1570-1293 BC – 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
A dark blue lapis amulet with incised linear decoration to both sides and suspension loop.
The lotus flower, this plant is known to be associated with rebirth. This is a consequence of it supposedly retracting into the water at the night, and emerging a fresh in the Sun the next day. The Egyptians therefore associated the lotus flower with the sun which also disappeared in the night, only to re-emerge in the morning. Therefore the lotus came to symbolises the Sun and the creation. In many hieroglyphics works the lotus is depicted as emerging from Nun bearing the Sun God.
Some earthy surface deposits otherwise intact and in super condition. Good detail.
The seller of this lot hereby guarantees that this object was obtained legally. Purchased by the current owner in the UK from Ex M.S.C Collection, collected between 1939-1950's.
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- Ancient Egyptian
- Number of objects
- Lotus Flower Amulet
- 16×3×14 mm
- Century/ Timeframe
- C. 1570-1293 BC – 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom
- Good Condition, See Photo