Talzim (olive basket)

Talzim (olive basket)

Talzim (olive basket) Gender and life cycle The talzim is used to harvest and hold olives as part of the traditional olive oil production process. This fact gave it a clearly gendered nature until the 20th century, depending on the phase of the process. During the...
Disc-shaped stele 01

Disc-shaped stele 01

Disc-shaped stele 01 Gender and life cycle This type of funerary monument actually lacks any gender significance. In other words, it could represent both men and women, being used to mark the location of a tomb, which might be that of a dead male or female. Death was...
Bowl

Bowl

Bowl Gender stereotypes: desiring subject / desired object Gender and life cycle: marriage Gender and sexuality The iconic representation of the Hand of Fatima in medieval ceramics was extremely common in Muslim countries, used as a symbol of protection against...
Funerary plaque

Funerary plaque

Funerary plaque  Sexual and general division of labour Gender and life cycle: marriage Gender and space This funerary inscription, which Cornelius Lupulus dedicated to his wife, employs the epithet bene merenti, ‘well-deserving’. This accolade leads us to think about...