4. The Maid-servants and Egyptian Art:
On the left a girl in a boat; on the right a servant
helps three noblewomen with their jewelry
These 2 drawings are from the tomb of Nakht (XVIIIth dynasty) -in the Necropole of Cheikh Abd el-Gourna.
The delicate problem of servants and slaves...
In these 2 pictures servants are occupied with their mîstress (and her guests...)
Art and a glimpse of Egyptian treasures
On the right : an alabaster chalice, a treasure
from the tomb of Tutenkhamon - Exhibited at the Cairo Museum.
On the left: a royal necklace from the New Empire, with the winged scarab Khepri, symbol of the raising sun.
Egypt was a country rich in gold and precious stones.
2600 years BC, there were turquoise mines at Wadi Maghava in the Sinai desert.
More art from Ancient Egypt : a vase and and a boat of albaster, exhibited at Cairo Museum.
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