Sex in Egyptian Art: the Stele of Sebekaa

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Sex in Egyptian Art: the Stele of Sebekaa

Bericht door Nofret » ma 24 aug 2015, 18:29

Egyptian art can hide very important information in small pieces.
That is the case of the stele of Sebekaa in British Museum.

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Stele of Sebekaa from Thebes. XI Dynasty. Photo: British Museum.

This piece of ancient Egyptian art dates from XI Dynasty and it was found in Thebes. In just a space of 70 cm x 60 cm (aprox.) the Egyptian artist could include a number of typical scenes which dominated the corpus of funerary Egyptian art.

Although the whole composition does not have a narrative logic, the greater part of the activities can be identified: butchery, bakery, offerings…

Afbeelding
On the left a detail of the image of the dead being embraced by a smaller human figure.

At the left of the middle register there is an isolated scene, which was not too usual in ancient Egypain art: the dead lies on his bier and he is embraced by a smaller figure. According to the information from the British Museum’s website:

“The man on the bed is probably the deceased, and the figure on top of him might be one of a variety of goddesses, such as Isis, Nephthys and Nut, who embrace him. Whether there are any sexual connotations in this scene is uncertain”.

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http://www.mariarosavaldesogo.com/sexua ... e-sebekaa/
http://ancientegyptianmonuments.blogspot.nl/



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