Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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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
Reconstruction of a fragmented peplos found in the grave of the wealthy “Huldremose Woman”, ca 450 AD Denmark, National Museum of Denmark
Trousers with attached socks, ca 4th century Germany, Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landesmuseum
Germanic and Celtic tribes wore leggings referred to as “trousers” that were initially looked down upon by the Greeks and Romans because they were worn by “barbarian” cultures. Draped tunics were viewed as symbols of civilization, much like how we today might view a tuxedo vs overalls and no shirt. Eventually, however, Romans in northern regions did adopt trousers for warmth. They became accepted in part because trousers were also worn at the time by the Persians. Loose trousers were worn under tunics in the Byzantine Empire. The trousers in the picture above were found in the Thorsberg moor in Angeln, Germany.
Just a side note: These were probably put in the moor by themselves as a votive offering, not with a body attached to them.
Caftan, 9th century Adygo-Alanian tribe (Northern Caucasus region of Russia), the State Hermitage Museum
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!
Piece of a tapestry, ca 4th century AD Egypt, Victoria & Albert Museum
Classical motifs made it even to central Egypt, where this fragment was found. In the East, classical influences have been found as far away as India! The fragment depicts Perseus cutting off the head of Medusa.
Head of a Capitoline Venus displaying an ancient Greek or Roman hairstyle, 2nd century AD copy of a Greek original, the Louvre