My award winning dissertation from Manchester Certificate in Egyptology course. What were the attitudes the Ancient Egyptians had to the female breast? Analysis of love poetry, pornographic papyrus and rude graffiti. Portrayal of the breast in art, both 2-D and 3-D. Goddesses both tree and cow, suckling Pharaohs and the dead. Breast cancer was explored as well as the use of wet nurses.
I didn’t leave out the men either, man boobs get looked at! The most interesting thing I learned was the impact of breast feeding and I discuss this in my conclusion.
In addition to the excellent reviews I was very honoured to receive this request.
I would like to buy a copy of your eBook Breasts:Sexy, Sacred or Secular, for the Sackler Library of the University of Oxford. I would like to make it available to all our Egyptology students. Would you be willing to grant us permission to do this by issuing an institutional site license? Thank you. Best wishes, Diane Bergman Griffith Librarian
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your book gave me some lovely pieces of info that I can use in my study on Pregnancy and Childbirth in Ancient Egypt. Thank you for that.
A well written study of how the breast was viewed in Ancient Egypt, whether it was sexy, sacred or secular in contrast to present day views. The author takes you through the different tomb and temple paintings/carvings, through papyrus drawings and ancient poetry looking at how the breast was depicted in the different ones, how the ages of women and men were shown through the breast shape and how the many Kings of Ancient Egypt preferred to be immortalized on their temples. Very informative and a thoroughly enjoyable read.