Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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An Egyptian 18th dynasty pharaonic era princess’ crown.
I don’t normally post jewelry, crowns and the like, but this is GORGEOUS and the little gazelle heads are so cute. I want it!
The 18th dynasty was ca 1550 BC-ca 1292 BC. It included Tutankhamen (“King Tut”), Hatshepsut, Akhenaten and Nefertiti (his queen) among others.
The Landsdowne Artemis
Roman, 1st century BC- 1st century AD
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Various ancient hairstyles
A bronze statue of Artemis wearing a chiton and a bust support with one strap crossing her chest, ca 100 BC
Reassembled headdress worn by a minor wife of Thutmose III, ca 1479-1425 BC Egypt, the Met Museum
I’m not sure if the hair is original
Canopic Jar Lid, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, late reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1340–1336 B.C.
Egyptian; From KV55, Valley of the Kings, western Thebes
Egyptian alabaster with glass and stone inlays
Egyptian wigs are always something I’ve found fascinating. This is a really lovely representation of one in a pretty stunning medium! ALABASTER!
Sandals, 1550-1186 BC Egypt, MFA Boston
These are teeny tiny. They must have been for a child or a very small woman.
Reassembled beadnet dress, 2323-2150 BC Egypt, MFA Boston
Another reassembled dress, assumably with a similar story to the last one. Legend has it that these were worn by the female rowers who sailed down the Nile with the pharaoh, who was supposedly delighted by having his own little peepshow. This is probably just a legend.
Reassembled beadnet dress, 2551-2528 BC Egypt, MFA Boston
This was found in a tomb with the scant remains of its owner, an unknown woman. The threads keeping it together had turned to dust long ago but the beads were still in their original arrangement.
Collar, 2551-2528 BC Egypt, MFA Boston
We have something that looks like this for our girl kitty because she’s an Abyssinian mix. It’s so cute.