COLUMN WITH CLOSED LOTUS CAPITAL
From the Middle Kingdom
Found in Benihasan
Horizontal section is also given
Like all lotus columns, this one has neither foliage nor entasis. From the stone base, on which the column is raised, rise 4 main stalks. These, and the 4 intermediate stalks, are held together by means of 5 chaplets. The capital is made up of 4 lotus-buds with longitudinal convex bands. The abacus is small and square.