Pharaonic women in battle
Pharaonic women going to battle. This famous mural, painted on the walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, depicts the gendered dimensions of the Egyptian revolution, drawing on Pharonic imagery. It shows Egyptian women as strong, active and revolutionary. They are marching in the direction of the Ministry of the Interior.
The artist Alaa Awad is known for his use of pharaonic imagery in his many works.
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Alaa Awad, “Pharaonic women in battle,” Politics, Popular Culture and the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, accessed November 30, 2020, https://egyptrevolution2011.ac.uk/items/show/97.