The Flaminian Obelisk was carved at the height of Egypt’s New Kingdom, during the reign of Seti I (1290 to 1279 BCE), the father of Ramesses the Great.
I will tattoo you with pictures of the terrible punishments suffered by the most notorious sinners in Hades! I will tattoo you with the white-tusked boar!
My review of the British Museum’s – Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art which explores daily life, gender, sexuality, athleticism, heroism, and the social and political ideologies the Greeks espoused through their views on the human form.
Driving away bad luck, the evil eye and, in short, envious people—this was one of the purposes of mosaics in Ancient Rome
Because of the close association between departed humans and the divine world, the metaphors evoked by avian imagery have further significance for under-standing the Egyptians’ conception of the afterlife.
In an initial attempt to investigate what variations in comparative scale meant to the ancient Egyptians who created and viewed Egyptian art, I have considered the limited case of the wife represented with her husband in reliefs and paintings in his tomb chapel.
Egyptian-style sculptures from the Roman period are often dismissed as modern forgeries on account of their unusual proportions and stylised features. This article considers the Imperial Roman fashion of using Egyptian and Egyptianising sculptural representations concentrating on three statues of questionable authenticity.
In archaeological theoretical literature it has been stressed that tombs might rather show the status of the living persons who organized the burial than the status of the buried person. This is of course an important argument but in Ancient Egypt we have the anthropologically quite exceptional situation that the tomb-owner already began the construction of his tomb and the organisation of his burial equipment when he was still alive.
The relationship between women and jewellery is a very intriguing one, not only in modern, but also in ancient times.
When the hierarchy of women is concerned, the range of data is limited, since women were virtually excluded from the bureaucracy, and the number of their own tombs is relatively low. In spite of this, over recent decades the studies focusing on women have been steadily increasing our knowledge on the position and roles of women in the Egyptian society of the Old Kingdom