A variety of water lily, the lotus rises in the morning from the muddy waters to flower
and is therefore a symbol of purity, resurrection, and perfect beauty.
This flower also symbolizes royalty, emblem of Upper Egypt, as the throne of Isis
Nepthys and Osiris.
In Egyptian mythology, Horus, the newborn Sun rose from the lotus leaves.
Original image on left.
Enameled 24 karat gold plate over pewter. Measures approximately 0.9" x 1".