The neat magic square featured on this stamp was created by Brazilian mathematician Inder Taneja. This square, called IXOHOXI magic square, not only shows common properties like other magic squares, as well as being pandiagonal, but also include extra properties such as symmetries, rotations and reflections.

## Magic Inscribed Lotus

Indian mathematician Nārāyaṇa (1356) is the originator of the “Inscribed Lotus” (*Padma Vrtta*, a magic diagram constructed with the numbers of the 12×4 magic rectangle), in which every group of 12 numbers has the same sum **294**.

## Smallest Prime Number Magic Square

American mathematician Harry L. Nelson won the challenge to produce a 3 × 3 magic square containing the smallest consecutive primes: