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Decoration based on stylized versions of the flowers and leaves of the paperreed (Cyperus papyrus), often found in Ancient Egyptian architecture, notably on capitals.

Stylized representations of papyrus decorations: (a) fivebranched form indicative of Lower Egypt; (b) papyrus-sceptre; (c) abstraction of flowering papyrus; (d) Egyptian painted papyrus decoration resembling a bell-capital: the stem can vary greatly in length.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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