While this is true, there are records of government officials intervening in cases and ordering a woman put to death for adultery when the husband brought the case to the attention of authorities.In one case, the woman was tied to a stake outside of her home which she had been judged as defiling and burned to death.The speaker in the Chester Beatty Papyrus passage not only praises his beloved but presents the Egyptian ideal of feminine beauty at the time: My sister is unique - no one can rival her, for she is the most beautiful woman alive. Gold is nothing compared to her arms and her fingers are like lotus flowers. As for her thighs - they only add to her beauty (Lewis, 203).Look, she is like Sirius, which marks the beginning of a good year. Women in ancient Egypt were accorded almost equal status with men in keeping with an ancient tale that, after the dawn of creation when Osiris and Isis reigned over the world, Isis made the sexes equal in power.In a coffin inscription from the 21st Dynasty a husband says of his wife, "Woe, you have been taken from me, the one with the beautiful face; there was none like her and I found nothing bad about you." The husband in this inscription signs himself, "your brother and mate" and in many other similar inscriptions men and women are seen as equal partners and friends in a relationship.
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He did so in the company of his young wife and half-sister Anksenamun (c.
1350 BCE) and the images of the two of them together are among the most interesting depictions of romantic love in ancient Egypt.
Ankhsenamun is always pictured with her husband but this is not unusual as such images are common.
What makes these particular ones so interesting is how the artist emphasizes their devotion to each other by their proximity, hand gestures, and facial expressions.