Ancient Artifact? or ?

Is this an ancient artifact?

An ancient Greek Sun symbol?

Or is it something else?

An ancient artifact? !!

Actually I can’t fool any of you!  This is sort of ancient…er um….it’s from last  summer’s garden!  Now can you guess?
As near as I can tell, it’s a Purple Coneflower.  We have them in the area where I found this cool specimen.  It makes such a great photo subject.  And….as you can see below, I had fun playing on PhotoShop with it too. 

Dried Purple Coneflower with the "Dry Brush" effect from PhotoShop.

 

Thanks for viewing my Coneflower!

Judy

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