lotiform

lotiform

lotiform capital
Having the shape of a lotus bud or flower, as used in some Egyptian column capitals.
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A similar process is illustrated by the recent discovery of a lotiform pillar capital, which is currently the base of a Sivalinga (phallic embodiment of the god Siva) in the Hindu Nageshwarnath temple (FIGURE 3).
I also gratefully acknowledge Dilip Chakrabarti for drawing my attention to the `Mauryan' lotiform capital discussed in the text.