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I don't think so.

Plants, birds, and ships related to life on the Nile are painted on this jar, but it is hard to identify any as the lotus flower. On the lower section we see three birds with long legs and necks. A boat with many long oars stretches across the middle of the pot. And on the left, plants bend over the boat.

Egypt, possibly Abydos, Predynastic Period
Naqada II, ca. 3500 - 3000 B.C.

"Lug-Handled Jar Decorated with Ships, Water, Plants, and Water Birds"
Clay with paint, 7-3/8 x 5-1/2 inches
Funded by John A. Manget, 1921.23
Collection of the Michael C. Carlos Museum


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