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Lotus bud

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


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

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

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

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Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience


The Ancient World


Architectural elements