Tattoos in Ancient Egypt - Ancient History Encyclopedia

The art of tattooing goes back millenia, however, and was practiced in ancient Egypt at least as early as the Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE). In ancient cultures such as Greece and Rome the tattoo was worn as a cultic symbol dedicating one to a certain god, as a brand symbolizing servitude, as a mark of a certain type of profession (such as a prostitute) or to encourage fertility or afford protection.Author: Joshua J. Mark…

Egyptian Art Essential Humanities

The Egyptian style of visual art, like that of many cultures, features generic human figures that all look essentially the same. A stylized ideal of the human figure developed early among the Egyptians, with body parts sized according to standard proportions.…

Egyptian Body Decorations - Fashion, Costume, and Culture ...

The Egyptian climate was very hot, and many Egyptians shaved their heads and their facial hair. Presenting a smooth, almost polished body surface was considered a sign of high status. Historians believe that the Egyptians may have invented some of the world's first grooming products, from deodorants to toothpaste, in order to improve their smell and appearance.…

11 Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Britannica

Osiris, bronze figurine of the Late Period; in the Egyptian Museum, Berlin Courtesy of the Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; photograph, Art Resource, New York. Osiris, one of Egypt’s most important deities, was god of the underworld.He also symbolized death, resurrection, and the cycle of Nile floods that Egypt relied on for agricultural fertility.…