The Mohenjo-daro dancing girl is one of the earliest existing representations of a young female in human history.
Although most cultures across North Africa painted their eyes, the black outline around an almond eye has become a trademark image of the Egyptians.
Women and children in Ancient Greece were the property of their fathers or husbands. They had very few rights or means to look after themselves outside of the family structure.
Games are a huge part of childhood. Some teach valuable skills that are put into use in the world of grown ups.
From the Roman occupation of Egypt survives a unique collection of portraits that provide unparalleled insight into individuals of that period.
Young girls are quite often shown as servants in the midst of serving their master, but this one is a Cizhou glazed ceramic stoneware, one of many known reclining child pillows.