Egyptian Holding a Lotus

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 March 2016
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This limestone fragment depicts part of delicate raised relief. It shows the head and shoulders of a male figure. The man has a small beard, looks to the right side, and holds a bunch of lotus flowers in his left hand. The right hand holds a stick which passes over his right shoulder. A woman stands behind him and puts her hand over his left shoulder. At the right edge, we can recognize slight traces of a column of hieroglyphs with h-cord below tail (?) of a bird sign. From Lahun (Fayum Governorate), Egypt. Late Period, 672-332 BCE. The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London (with thanks to The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, March 23). Egyptian Holding a Lotus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4723/egyptian-holding-a-lotus/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Egyptian Holding a Lotus." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 23, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4723/egyptian-holding-a-lotus/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Egyptian Holding a Lotus." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Mar 2016. Web. 29 Nov 2021.

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