Women in Antiquity

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Part of the celebrations for the Arkteia festival for Artmeis.
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A coin depicting Agrippina.
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Agrippina the Younger statue head.
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An alter set up depicting the imperial family of Augustus which includes women and children in the imagry.
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The depiction of a funeral from Archaic Greece
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A coin depicting the heads of Mark Antony and Octavian as well as Octavia from 38BCE.
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head of Arsinoe II Philadelphus, queen of Ptolemaic Egypt.
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floorplan for an Athenian house from the Classical Period of Greece (480-323BC).
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Fragment of a relief showing banqueting Vestal Virgins.
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Vase painting of a bride and groom
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Vase painting of a bride getting ready with her attendants
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Head of Cleopatra VII
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a coin representing Cleopatra VII of Egypt, queen from 51-30BC.
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The Egyptian representation of Cleopatra VII
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Cnidian Aphrodite statue from 350BC
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Image depicting a dancing girl
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Vase painting of the Epinetron: A ceramic thigh guard to keep women’s clothes from getting stained when carding wool.
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Eumachia building in Pompeii
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Family tombstone representation
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coin of Fulvia, wife of Mark Antony.
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Image depicting a hairdresser and her maids.
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Depiction of the hall of the Eleusinian mysteries
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Vase painting of a hetaira, the Greek courtesan who provides intellectual and sexual services.
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A typcial layout of an insule, a Roman apartment building.
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Interior scene from mid 5th century BC
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bust head of Julia the Elder, daughter of Augustus.
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Image of the Karyatids, female statues used as columns.
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female Kore of Archaic Greece
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Vase of the lebes gamikos, a wedding vase used for water for sprinkling the bride.
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Livia, the wife of Augustus depicted in statue form as a goddess.
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Livia, the wife of Augustus.
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A greek vase showing the loutrophoros which is a special jar for carrying the water of a bride’s pre-nuptual bath
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Tombstone of a matrona depicting Venus.
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Imagry of a midwife at work.
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coin of Nero and Poppaea
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Representation of a wedding procession in ancient Greece.
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bust of Augustus
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Depiction of the Athenian perthenon frieze made of marble.
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Parthenon representation of the priestesses of Athena Polias
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Women offering gifts and goods to the goddess Athena
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coin of Poppaea Sabina, second wife of the Emperor Nero (54-68AD)

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