It was discovered in the early 19th century. It was probably created by a painter from Deir El-Medina village. The first section is satirical - it humourosly shows humanized animals performing tasks such as playing musical instruments, climbing trees to pick fruit, quarelling and driving chariots. The second section is erotic - it explicitly shows a bearded man engaging in various different acrobatic sex acts with a female courtesan.
Turin erotic papyrus
Ancient Egyptian Sexuality – Archaeology of Ancient Egypt
Written by Luciana Pinazzo on 01 July Posted in News. We've been conditioned to think about ancient Egypt as a civilization full of mysteries, which maybe came into contact with ancient alien astronauts, austere and fair-minded unlike the libertine dwellers in Pompeii. But if interest for the death and the cult of the Underworld are known, equally powerfull was a passion for the life of ancient Egyptian. An evidence of this is provided by the Turin Erotic Papyrus.
Turin Erotic Papyrus
With the old joke about every generation thinking they invented sex, Listverse brings us the papyrus above, the oldest depiction of sex on record. Painted sometime in the Ramesside Period B. On the right side of the papyrus above animals perform various human tasks as musicians, soldiers, and artisans. The artist meant this piece too as satire, Ancient Peoples alleges.
Sexuality in Ancient Egypt is a subject to be approached with caution. Norms in regard to sexual behavior cannot be looked at with our Western understanding of sexual identity as many cultures, both past and present, do not create categories based on the same things we do. Beyond this, the Ancient Egyptians did not seem to be terribly shy about sex. Their mythology relies heavily on sexual themes, and there are many possible coded messages and euphemisms about sex riddled within the art itself.