Art painting from ancient Egypt featuring women playing musical instruments and entertaining. Enjoy this depiction illustrating beautiful African musicians.
Possibly the greatest status belonged to temple musical artists; the workplace of “artist” (shemayet) to a specific god or goddess was a position of high status regularly held by females. Rather lower on the social scale were artists who acted as performers for celebrations and celebrations, regularly accompanied by dancers.
All the significant classifications of instruments of music (stringed, wind, percussion) were part of life in Egypt during the time of the Pharaohs. Instruments were often engraved with the owner’s name and embellished with depictions of Hathor the goddess or Bes the god of music. The voices of women and men were likewise often utilized in making ancient Egyptian music.
Music formed a crucial aspect of Egyptian life. Music comprised an important part of spiritual praise in Egypt of antiquity, and it isn’t unexpected that a number of gods particularly connected to music, including Hathor and Bes. Artists inhabited a range of positions in Egyptian social life.
Possibly temple artists held the greatest status; the workplace of “artist” (shemayet) for a specific goddess or god was a high-status position often held by ladies. Artists linked to royalty home were regarded highly. Same with harpists and talented vocalists. Another level of musician were artists who performed for celebrations and parties, often joined by dancers.