Funerary Wreath of Flowers



A garland made of strips of papyrus stems and flowers of Celosia argentea or cockscomb. A floral offering for the dead found in a burial at Hawara. Collected at Hawara by W. M. Flinders Petrie in 1889 and labelled by Percy Newberry with the description: "LUCKY-TIE" of strips of papyrus stems, and flowers of Celosia argntea. CEMETERY OF HAWARA. PTOLEMAIC PERIOD. F. C. J. Spurrell Collection.