however, had put another meaning in the act in question. For them, the coloring of the nails was a way to show their status in society and to focus on the authority concentrated in their hands.
It is no coincidence that Nefertiti and Cleopatra wore bright red manicure. The latter was only a privilege of the representatives of the royal community. If any of the common people dared to decorate their nails, was severely punished – often with a death sentence.