Blue Lotus | Nymphaea Caerulea | Botanical Art | Coffee Mug
Antique botanical illustration coffee mug featuring the plant Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea).
Gorgeous floral artwork sublimated onto a high-quality, durable ceramic mug
The coffee mug is perfect for anyone interested in botany, plants, and nature, A great collector's item and a perfect gift.
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerule), also known as Blue Egyptian Lotus, Blue Water Lily, and Sacred Blue Lily, is a member of the genus Nymphaea and belongs to the water lily family (Nymphaeaceae).
Like other species in the genus Nymphaea, the plant contains the psychoactive alkaloid aporphine.
Its original habitat may have been along the Nile and other parts of East Africa. It spread more widely in ancient times, including to the Indian subcontinent and Thailand.
Blue Lotus was considered extremely significant in Egyptian mythology, regarded as a symbol of the sun.
The original botanical illustration was first published 1817 in "Drawings of plants collected at Cape Town" by Clemenz Heinrich Wehdemann.
Clemenz Heinrich Wehdemann (1762-1835 ) was a German soldier, artist, and naturalist. He spent considerable time in South Africa where he made many of his botanical illustrations. He was the son of a church minister and enjoyed a sound education.
Coffee Mug - Features:
- White ceramic
- 12 oz (0.35l)
- Rounded corners
Cardboard box with foam inserts to protect the product during shipment.