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Coffin fragment: E.GA.5851.1943

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Current Location: In storage

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Lotus flower from a coffin made from a roughly cut piece of sycomore fig. The flower was originally attached to the elbow of an anthropoid coffin. The lotus, more correctly identified as a water lily, symbolised rebirth due to the way that these plants emerge from water, just as the Egyptians believed the first plants emerged from the primeval waters at the time the world was created.

Measurements and weight

Height: 10.9 cm
Thickness: 1.5 cm
Width: 7.9 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Dating

Third Intermediate period
-1070 - -0945

Components of the work

Surface composed of plaster

Materials used in production

Wood

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.5851.1943
Primary reference Number: 59526
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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