Social pyramid of ancient Egypt
Finally, after 16 days of drawing I finished it!!!!!!
24 characters representing the social pyramid of ancient Egypt.
I was roughly influenced to do this huge project after I saw this picture out here
Anyway, I’ll also post the parts of the pyramid so you can all see the details I drawn on everybody (that’s why I was drawing it almost three weeks) :D
From the bottom to top:
Slaves- they were people from conquered countries, that’s why these guy is paler than the others. Let’s say he is from Palestina or Syria. They had no rights, they were treated as animals and they didn’t actually had any contacts with commoners. They were working on the construction sites and in the tombs.
Farmers- the majority of the population. They were providing food to their nation so I think they are actually the pillars of the society.
Middle class- this class was consisted of traders (guy carrying urn and another selling the fish), servants (girl holding a plate. Make no mistake, servants were free Egyptians who decided to work for wealthier people, helping them and taking care about their needs), dancers (two girls dancing in the background), musicians (guy on the drumm and a girl with a guitar-alike-instrument) and soldiers (they could have been guardians of palaces and temples or members of the military).
Craftsmen- they were creating clothes, jewelry, furniture, statues, pottery. They were building temples and other monuments. There is a female weaver, female bread-maker (I think that she isn’t a true craftsmen, but waseva! ^^), then there is a sculptor and in the end a potter guy.
Higher Middle class- priests, engineers (responsible for building monuments, palaces, temples and pyramides) and scribes were in this class.
High class- it consisted of nobles who were viziers or generals and High Priest of Amun and usually his wife who was also a High priestess (probably of Hathor- Mut- or Isis).
Pharaoh- this was the top of the social pyramide. God on the earth, Pharaoh, his queen and his family.
Hope you like it, I surely do considering the amount of time I gave in this piece. I’ll upload the parts of the pyramid after I finish with this!
See ya!!! :D