Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Queen circa 550's AD

78 Queen circa 550's AD, 6 x 6 inches, Paper Plate Lithography, $60
This will be a short entry today because Bella and I have French class this evening.  So I know I've said this before, the challenge with doing a genealogy of hairstyles is finding images that go way... way back in time. This one dates to 550's AD and was taken from a tile mosaic. The woman was identified as Lady Ktisis and through further research I learned she was a queen. In comparison to the hairstyles of the Medici queens from the Renaissance this hairstyle is rather subdued don't you think?

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