Ancient Egyptian. Egyptians developed their own unique style. Sheep wool wigs were worn to parties and women dressed in linen ankle-length dresses with straps that tied at the neck. Rich women wore heavily bejeweled collars called wesekh. Women also tinted their lips and cheeks with red ochre and lined their eyes and brows with black kohl using a fine reed.
Semiramis with Tammuz (Isis/Horus). By Roman times she was the most important goddess in Egypt. The image of the goddess holding her child was used prominently. This influenced the earliest icons of Mary holding Jesus, as false christianity absorbed many of the traditions surrounding Isis and incorporated them into the veneration of Mary.