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3. A Gold Lotus Flower
Late 9th – 10th Century
Gold sheet hammered
Height: 8cm
A Gold Lotus Flower

A flower constructed from flexible gold sheets hammered thin and tied together at the center showing stamens and pistils of a wide open lotus flower with a gold stem. The lotus is a symbol of Buddhist enlightenment and was often used and buried in foundations as a symbol of re-birth.

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