Sexual/gender division of labor
Gender and history
Carved frieze with volutes, trefoils, acanthus leaves and bunches of fruit. What is interesting is that the bunches are not grapes, but dates. It would certainly not be outrageous to assume that women could have participated in the creation of these pieces. It is a bold assumption, indeed, but it is possible to imagine that a woman’s work in a typically male trade would have been completely obscured by that of their male counterparts.