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domingo, 10 de abril de 2016

Peggy Shinner - “Antigone boasted her hair was prettier than Hera’s, and for this..."

Anouk Aimée


“Antigone boasted her hair was prettier than Hera’s, and for this she was turned into a stork. The poet Menander said that a woman with dyed yellow hair was unchaste and a lazy housekeeper. The Romans sheared the blond hair off German slaves to make into wigs. Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, said that a woman who wore false hair committed a sin more grievous than adultery. Madame Lauzun’s favorite hairstyle was a headdress of natural and artificial hair, topped by ducks swimming in the sea, next to scenes of hunting and shooting, held together by beef marrow and stuffed with wool, tow, and hemp.”

Peggy Shinner






(Scrapbook di Amos Poe)