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Silent images : women in Pharaonic Egypt

Author: Zahi A Hawass
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000.
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"Hawass contrasts the stereotype - inspired by such symbols of femininity as the queens Nefertiti and Nefertari - with a more realistic view of the common woman's everyday involvement in matters ranging from family life to dress and adornment to the workplace. While their chief role in society was as mothers, women were the legal equals of men and they could, and did, own property. Silent Images sheds new light on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hawass, Zahi A.
Silent images.
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2000
(OCoLC)629919146
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zahi A Hawass
ISBN: 0810944782 9780810944787 0810927322 9780810927322
OCLC Number: 43786668
Description: 207 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Contents: The historical setting --
Ruling queens --
Royal ladies --
Palaces and harems --
Love and marriage --
Motherhood and children --
The lady of the house --
Dress and adornment --
Women in society --
Working women --
Women in the workmen's community at Giza --
Religious life --
Death and the afterlife --
Art and beauty --
Chronological table --
Famous women of ancient Egypt.
Responsibility: Zahi Hawass ; foreword by Suzanne Mubarak.

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Despite the multitude of objects and texts that have been discovered, questions about the true role of women in Ancient-Egyptian society still remain. This work draws on material from the author's  Read more...

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