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Inlay in the form of a lotus

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Polychrome faience inlay of a blue water lily or lotus, composed of a mosaic of glazed elements (red, blue, green, white, yellow) fixed to a grayish faience base. Broken off at the base; two triangular elements missing.


By 1984: with Jean-Louis Domercq, Paris; purchased by the MFA from Jean-Louis Domercq May 9, 1984. (Accession Date: May 9, 1984)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

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

Object Place for Label


7 x 8 cm (2 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays