Egyptian Relief Of A Woman & Child

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Liana Miate
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published on 01 June 2017

Limestone relief carving of a woman and a child. Late 18th Dynasty, about 1350-1330 BCE. Found in El-Amarna, Egypt. The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

This relief might have a sculptor's preparatory sketch for a large wall carving. The woman is most likely not an elite woman since they are rarely depicted as pregnant or nursing babies.



About the Author

Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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