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Egyptian Lotus Column Scarf

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Price: $75.00
Member Price: $67.50

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Description

From 1907 to 1937, the Graphic Section of the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum made precise colored copies (facsimiles) of decorations found in tombs in the cemeteries of western Thebes, across the Nile from modern Luxor. Among the nearly 300 facsimiles on display in the Egyptian galleries is one featuring an offering scene with Amenhotep III, ninth pharaoh of Dynasty 18, and his mother, Mutemwia, copied from a tomb painting from New Kingdom Egypt, ca. 13901353 B.C. This type of tomb decoration was limited to the nobility or a small number of the elite. Our vivid scarf showcases the facsimiles colorful banded columns and stylized lotus capitals.

Silk crpe de chine. Imported. 63'' x 17''.

  • Silk crpe de chine
  • Imported
  • 63'' x 17''
  • Oblong scarf

Art History

The lotus was one of the most revered flowers and symbols of ancient Egypt. It represented daily rebirth and rejuvenation because it closed at night and reopened in the morning to reveal a central yellow circle and its radiating petalslike the rising sun.

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Description

From 1907 to 1937, the Graphic Section of the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum made precise colored copies (facsimiles) of decorations found in tombs in the cemeteries of western Thebes, across the Nile from modern Luxor. Among the nearly 300 facsimiles on display in the Egyptian galleries is one featuring an offering scene with Amenhotep III, ninth pharaoh of Dynasty 18, and his mother, Mutemwia, copied from a tomb painting from New Kingdom Egypt, ca. 13901353 B.C. This type of tomb decoration was limited to the nobility or a small number of the elite. Our vivid scarf showcases the facsimiles colorful banded columns and stylized lotus capitals.

Silk crpe de chine. Imported. 63'' x 17''.





  • Silk crpe de chine
  • Imported
  • 63'' x 17''
  • Oblong scarf




Art History

The lotus was one of the most revered flowers and symbols of ancient Egypt. It represented daily rebirth and rejuvenation because it closed at night and reopened in the morning to reveal a central yellow circle and its radiating petalslike the rising sun.


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