Ancient Egyptian decorations. Lotus and Papyrus ornaments.

Ancient Egyptian decorations. Lotus and Papyrus ornaments. Capitals of Egyptian Columns.

Plate IV.

Ancient Egyptian decorations. Lotus and Papyrus ornaments.


1. The Lotus, drawn from Nature.
2. Egyptian representation of the Lotus.
3. Another, in a different stage of growth.
4. Three Papyrus Plants, and three full-blown Lotus Flowers with two Buds, held in the hand of a King as an offering to a God.
5. A full-blown Lotus and two Buds, bound together with Ribbons, the type of the Capitals of Egyptian Columns.
6. The Lotus and Buds in the form of a Column, bound round with Matting, from a Painting representing the Portico of a Temple.
7. The Base of the Stem of the Papyrus, drawn from Nature; the type of the Bases and Shafts of Egyptian Columns.
8. Expanding Bud of the Papyrus, drawn from Nature.
9. Another, in a less advanced stage of growth.
10. Egyptian representation of the Papyrus Plant; the complete type of the Capital, Shaft, and Base of the Egyptian Columns.
11. The same, in combination with Lotus Buds, Grapes, and Ivy.
12. A combination of the Lotus and Papyrus, representing a Column bound with Matting and Ribbons.
13. Egyptian representation of the Lotus and Buds.
14, 15. Representations of the Papyrus, from an Egyptian Painting.
16. Representation of Plants growing in the Desert.
17. Representation of the Lotus and Papyrus growing in the Nile.
18. Another variety of Desert Plants.

Source: The grammar of ornament by Owen Jones, London 1910

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