A portion from a wall painting of an Egyptian official, 1400 BCE.
Found in an Egyptian tomb, this mural features grapevines, which is considered a euphemism for lovemaking.
I am dark, but comely, O daughters of Jerusalem –
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the pavilions of Solomon.
Don’t stare at me because I am swarthy,
Because the sun has gazed upon me.
My mother’s sons quarreled with me,
They made me guard the vineyards;
My own vineyard I did not guard.
- Chapter 1:5-6