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Two Rings with Lotus Flowers
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Two Rings with Lotus Flowers


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Description One ring of this pair has a slender hoop attached to a lentoid bezel on which opposing lotus blossoms with petals of alternating dark and light blue glass are cut and set into gold cloisons. The cloisons between the petals are filled with white glass with purple specks. Lotus blossoms were a popular motif and symbolized regeneration. The other is a triple ring attached to the back plate of the bezel. A cluster of five wires bent over the outside of the hoop from which golden petals spring to frame the two lotus blossoms of the bezel. The blossoms are made from lapis lazuli and carnelian set into gold cloisons.
Provenance 57.1474: Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. 57.1475: Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929 (57.1474), 1913 (57.1475)

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Period
1400-1200 BCE (New Kingdom)
Medium
gold with glass, lapis lazuli, and carnelian inlay
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
VO.77 (57.1474, 57.1475)
Measurements
3/4 x 13/16 x 3/8 in. (1.9 x 2.1 x 0.9 cm); 5/8 x 11/16 x 3/8 in. (1.6 x 1.7 x 1 cm)
Geography
  • Egypt (Place of Discovery)

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