This is simply beautiful
If you look closely, you can almost see a flowering lotus, or a reed of papyrus.
Wow. Definitely a thought-provoking perspective.
She rejoiced to find the ransom for the life of Antinous, memorial of his hunt, palm of his victory,…The nymphs began to crown their tresses with the flower named after Antinous, which to this day preserves the mighty spear of the hunter. Into the Nile he hurried for purification of the blood of the lion, but the Moon upon more brilliant hopes bade him shine as a star-like bridegroom and garlanding the new light with a circle she took him for her husband.
–from P. Oxy. 63 text
Given that Antinous died on October 28 (well, roughly…), and that photo was taken then, and it does look a bit like a lotus, it only seems appropriate…!?! 😉
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