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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
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DC-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Speachless. This is just plain amazing! i wouldnt be surprised if someone offered u a lot of money to use this in a magazine! Good job!
coragus Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I thought farmers worked on the construction sites during flood season? or is that just the pyramids?
Sanio Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a thin line between two of them, I've read somewhere that farmers worked on pyramids and temples during the flood, but later on slaves were there to pull the stones and work in mines etc.
coragus Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
hmmm what about those large labour villages with traders and markets and all sorts? were the slaves there just to haul things?
Sanio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist…

Maybe this text will help you! :) I'm sorry, I'm sick and would love to have a conversation with you on that topic and give you my opinion and hear yours but I barely can watch. :)
coragus Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
sorry for the late reply.
Read most of that page, very interesting, seems very similar to other forms of slavery all over europe really.
Sanio Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I think there were some little differences between Greek/Roman slavery and Egyptian slavery! Romans and Greeks were more like strong male who rules the world! I think they treated their slaves as their property while the slaves in ancient Egypt was more like a helper to the lazy rich people! At least that's what I think of them! And I don't go by the Bible because in the book Jews were slaves who were treated harsh while we have evidences that plenty of Jews became someone in the society! :)
coragus Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
yeah there will be differences, it sounds a lot like slaves in celtic tribes, just dedicated servants to the upper classes.
In rome and greece yes it seemed they favoured male slaves due to the use of them as labour.
yeah the bible is boggus with this.... I remember in prince of egypt they showed them all working on monuments, when we know that the egyptians had labour camps and treated the labourers and worked really well.
Sanio Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! Couldn't agree more with you! Everyone thinks that Egyptians treated slaves like in the awesome movie Prince of Egypt, but that was more of Greek/Roman style of slavery! Labourers in ancient Egypt were actually treated very well and they had their pay etc.! 
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
awesome :D
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