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Statue of a Striding Noblewoman

Egyptian sculptors carved tomb statues that were intended to provide youthful, idealized depictions of their subjects throughout time.

The garments depicted on sculptures were more likely to convey the Egyptians' sense of perfection than of reflect actual fashions. This figure's garment, far too tight to allow movement, emphasizes every curve and erogenous zone of the slender, elegant female body.


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