A drawing by my daughter: what does this ballet dancer and Ancient Egypt have in common? Perhaps someone who knows ancient Egyptian history can help. Or maybe you are familiar with some midrashim related to parshat Shmot? (I’m not, but I gather that’s how my daughter got the idea).
What do you see?
12 thoughts on “Ballet Dancer and Egypt”
Your daughter is developing into a real artist!
What a neat drawing she has done!
Thanks. Her teacher, Jill (who sometimes comments on this blog), showed them some little artist statues, the kind you can bend at the knees, arms or chest to show human movement. They used these to draw their figures.
Maybe your daughter thought of the dancers that one usually found in royal courts, hence the link with Egypt.
Sort of inching closer when you mention “royal.” Look at her head – what do you see?
I love your daughters drawing.
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What a wonderful drawing, and thanks for sharing your daughter’s talents with us. I like the details in the drawing, well done.
Yes, the bird…trained storks attacked the snakes in the pit that were there to prevent infiltration into the palace. The storks had been starved so they were hungry. Once the snakes were diminished, access became easy. I think this is what I remember, and am sure it is not totally accurate, but it is close???
I have no idea. But whatever you said, it sure sounds good!
My daughter said this is a portrayal of Batya, daughter of Pharoah.
Okay, thanks. I was way off, I guess. LOL
I didn’t get it, either. I mean, who ever heard of the ballet about the daughter of Pharoah? But I did notice the duck.
That’s just precious, Leora. I love the unfiltered imaginations of kids.