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Lotus-Shaped Chalice
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Lotus-Shaped Chalice

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Description The blue lotus is represented in numerous New Kingdom faience chalices. The Egyptian name for these chalices was the same as the word for lotus flower: "seshen."
  • Faience: The Colors of the Heavens. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Rev. William MacGregor, Tamworth, Staffordshire, by 1922; Sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, June 26-29 and July 4-6, 1922, no. 274; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1922, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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1290-1070 BC (New Kingdom)
Egyptian faience
Accession Number
6 5/16 x 3 1/8 in. (16.1 x 8 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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