Amazons and Icons of Female Strength


Amazon in Phrygian cap
and leather mocassins
with a double axe.


Amazon in tunic and
Phrygian trousers
with sheathed sword

Roman Museum.


draped woman holding double axe and another object, now broken


woman in Phrygian trousers

strong female holding sickle and bunch of grain


woman holding fruits


Left: Harvester

Gathering fruits and flowers

fresco of woman with pot on head pouring out offering before a goddess shrine


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A woman prepares to offer a libation before a goddess, probably Fortuna, Ceres, or Terra Mater. Behind the shrine a group of people are dancing and making music. This Roman fresco offers a rare glimpse of the spiritual practices of common women.





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