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Lot 746: Egyptian Lotus Amulet

Antiquities: Day 2

by TimeLine Auctions

December 7, 2016

Harwich, United Kingdom

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Description: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1543-1292 BC. A lapis lazuli amulet of a lotus flower with suspension loop to the top. 1.06 grams, 17mm (3/4"). From an early 20th century collection. The lotus was worn as a protective talisman by the living and the deceased. To the ancient Egyptians the lotus symbolised creation and rebirth, and was a symbol of Upper Egypt. The lotus flower later became the symbol of the goddess Isis, representing chastity in young girls, and fertility in married women. Common images of this iconic symbol of Egypt depict the lotus being held toward the noses of Pharaohs, as its scent was considered restorative and protective. Wearing the Lotus was believed to bring good luck. Images in The Book of the Dead show the deceased smelling lotus blossoms to restore the senses.

Condition Report: Very fine condition.

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