Picture: Seneb's Family

Ancient Egypt Pictures

The Old Kingdom dwarf Seneb, his wife, son and daughter. The children stand where, in a more conventional pairing, Seneb's legs would be. Seneb's children, less important than their parents, are naked. His wife and daughter are both pale, an artistic convention intended to stress the 'indoor' nature of women's lives. Cairo Museum.

Picture: Seneb's Family

Ancient Egypt Pictures

The Old Kingdom dwarf Seneb, his wife, son and daughter. The children stand where, in a more conventional pairing, Seneb's legs would be. Seneb's children, less important than their parents, are naked. His wife and daughter are both pale, an artistic convention intended to stress the 'indoor' nature of women's lives. Cairo Museum.

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