CLOSED LOTUS CAPITAL
Dating from the Ancient Egyptian Kingdom
Found by de Morgan in the tomb of the Ptah-schep-ses near Aboukir
Horizontal section of the column is also given
Revue arch. 1894.
The column consists of 6 principal and 6 intermediate stalks, held together by 5 neck-bands. The capital consists of very sharp-pointed buds. The Intermediate stalks end above in open lotus-flowers. The whole column is painted over in a naturalistic manner.