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ID: 300165258
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300165258

 

Record Type: concept
lotus (motif) (plant-derived motifs, motifs, ... Design Elements (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Either of two motifs that are both based on types of waterlily, one originating in ancient Egypt and the other in India. Within Egyptian lotus motifs, two varieties occur from the beginning of the Dynastic period ca. 3000 BCE: If the flower-head has a curved outline, it is based on the white-flowered species Nymphaea lotus, while if the flower has a triangular outline, it is based on the blue-flowered species, Nymphaea caerulea. The Egyptian motif continued in Greek, Roman, and later European art. For the Indian lotus specifically, based on the species Nelumbo nucifera, use the narrower term "padma."
 
Terms:
lotus (motif) (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,U)
lotus (motief) (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
lotus (motivo) (Spanish,UF,U,U)
flor de loto (motivo) (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,U)
loto (motivo) (C,U,Spanish,AD,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  D.DG

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Physical Attributes Facet
Physical Attributes Facet
Hierarchy of Design Elements (hierarchy name)
.... Design Elements (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of design elements (attributes)
........ design elements (attributes) (G)
Hierarchy of motifs
............ motifs (G)
Hierarchy of plant-derived motifs
................ plant-derived motifs (G)
Hierarchy of lotus (motif)
.................... lotus (motif) (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Te gebruiken voor het decoratieve motief van zeer gestileerde bloemen of knoppen afgeleid van bepaalde Egyptische planten; gebruikelijk in oude Egyptische kunst en in anthemia in neo-klassieke stijlen. 
Spanish ..... Úsese para motivos decorativos de flores o capullos sumamente convencionalizados derivados de ciertas plantas egipcias; común en el antiguo arte egipcio, en el clasicismo y en antemios. 

Related concepts:
based on ....  Nelumbo nucifera (species)
..............  (Nelumbo (genus), Nelumbonaceae (family), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) [300375578]
derived/made from ....  Nymphaea caerulea (species)
................................  (Nymphaea (genus), Nymphaeaceae (family), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) [300375574]
derived/made from ....  Nymphaea lotus (species)
................................  (Nymphaea (genus), Nymphaeaceae (family), ... Living Organisms (hierarchy name)) [300375573]
distinguished from ....  palmette (motif)
..................................  (plant-derived motifs, motifs, ... Design Elements (hierarchy name)) [300009995]
possessed by/existing in ....  lotus thrones
............................................  (thrones, ceremonial chairs, ... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)) [300419287]

Sources and Contributors:
flor de loto (motivo)............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred]
......................................  Ching, Diccionario Visual de Arquitectura (1997) 14
......................................  Lajo y Surroca, Léxico de Arte (1990) 125
......................................  Miller, Enciclopedia de Antigüedades (1999) 324
......................................  Monje Ayala, El Arte de la Encuadernación (2000) 419
loto (motivo)............  [CDBP-SNPC, VP]
..........................  Miller, Enciclopedia de Antigüedades (1999)
lotus (motif)............  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
..........................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
..........................  Dinsmoor, Architecture of Ancient Greece (1975) GLOS
..........................  Lewis and Darley, Dictionary of Ornament (1986) illustration
..........................  Miller, Enciclopedia de Antigüedades (1999) 325
..........................  Oxford Companion to the Decorative Arts (1975) illustration
..........................  Robertson, Handbook of Greek and Roman Architecture (1929) GLOS
..........................  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
..........................  Ware and Stafford, Illustrated Dictionary of Ornament (1974)
..........................  Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961)
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2008-) Wilson, Eva, "Lotus," accessed 28 July 2011
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... Van Dale groot woordenboek (1994)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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