AN EGYPTIAN CLOISONNÉ GOLD LOTUS PENDANT
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The lotus was a symbol of creation in ancient Egypt. Harpokrates (Horus as a child) was often portrayed sitting on a lotus blossom. Amulets of Heqet were worn during childbirth, the goddess of birth and resurrection depicted as a frog sitting on a lotus. According to Egyptian mythology, it was she who breathed life into the newborn Horus

 

New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII–XX, 1570–1069 BC

 

Height: 10.5 mm.     (0 7/16 in.)

Width: 11 mm     (0 7/16 in.)

 

Ex: Swiss private collection, Mnsr. Maurice Bouvier, documented in 1959.

 

#5662

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XIX. (London, 2020) p.8

 

 

 

Comparanda:

Metropolitan Museum of Art  acc. nos. 43.2.4; 43.2.5

 

The British Museum  mus. no.EA3074

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