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Peasant from Maramureș Romania.

Maramureș Romania folk costume. Romanian Transylvania national costumes. Traditional embroidery patterns

Peasant from Maramureș.

Peasant from Maramureș Romania. (Tăran din Maramureș.)

Gallery: Romanian Folk Costumes.
Portul popular romanesc by Alexandrina Enachescu Cantemir. Editeur: Prof. Dimitrie Gusti. Published: Scrisul Romanesc, S.A., Craiova 1937.

Bust of Minerva. Ancient Roman Sculpture.

Bust of Minerva. Ancient Roman Sculpture. Roman Goddess with Headdress, helmet.

Bust of Minerva

Bust of Minerva. Ancient Sculpture.

The eyes are now filled with plaster, but originally, no doubt, were formed of onyx or some similar material, in imitation of the natural eye. The hair flow away from the forehead, and falls behind the neck in one solid tress, not unlike the hair on some of the caryatides. This arrangement is one of the most common characteristics of this goddes. The ears have been pierced for the reception of era-rings.

The original and pure character of the head of Menerva is shown by a broad and smooth forehead, a long and finely-shaped nose, and a cast of countenance about the mouth and cheeks slightly stern; a somewhat angular chin; the eyes not fully opened, but slightly downcast, with the hair artlessly carried back along the brow, falling down upon neck.

Many busts similar to this may be recognized in the collections of Europe; perhaps that in the Villa Albani, at Rome, most nearly resembles the one under review. In general character, too, there is much coincidence between this bust and the so-called Athene Skiras, now in the Casino Rospigliosi at Rome. The helmet and the drapery, which are restored in bronze, are said to have been copied, with some variations, by Albacini from an ancient bust of Minerva, engraved in the six volume of Visconti`s Museo Pio Clementino; and the holes to which an ancient bronze helmet was once attached still remain. The head on a statue in the Louvre, called the Minerva of Vellétri, and also on that attributed to Antiochus, a sculptor of Athens, now in the library of the Villa Ludovisi at Rome, exhibit much analogy with this bus.

This bust was found in the year 1784 in the villa Casali, among ruins supposed to have belonged to the baths of Olypiodorus. It has been engraved in the Specimens of Ancient Sculpture, published by the Society of Dilettanti.

The head only is antique; the nose and the under part of each eye have been restored; it is in Parian marble; and its entire height, without the pedestal, 2 feet 3 inches.

Source: A description of the collection of ancient Marbles in the British Museum by Combe Taylor, London 1861.

Read More: Ancient Roman Costume History in Europe B.C. 53 to A.D. 450.

Model of Madame by couturier Maggy Rouff, Paris 1929.

Couturier Maggy Rouff. Art deco costumes. Flapper fashion Model of Madame. French 1920s clothing.

Model of “Madame”. Créations de Couturier Maggy Rouff.

Model of Madame by couturier Maggy Rouff, Paris 1929.

Une jolie dentelle noire (Atelier des Lefaurichon) mélangée à du crêpe satin de même ton forme une élégante toilette de dîner. (A pretty black lace mixed with crepe satin of the same shade as an elegant dinner toilet.)

Gallery: Les créations parisiennes. La mode est un art.
Editors: Maggy Rouff and Germaine Lecomte.
Published: Paris 1929.

Victorian Fashion England. Crinoline Costumes 1860 to 1881.

Crinoline Costume Plates 1860 to 1881.

Victorian Fashion England.

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Art Nouveau Costumes by Paul Poiret in 1908.

Couturier Paul Poiret, Art Nouveau Costumes, French Vintage Haute Couture Fashion

Création by Paul Poiret

Création by French fashion designer, couturier Paul Poiret (1879–1944).

Art Nouveau Costumes by Paul Poiret in 1910th.

”Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontée par Paul Iribe”
Printed by Société général d’impression.
Published Paris 1908

Art Nouveau Costumes by Paul Poiret in 1908.

Couturier Paul Poiret, Art Nouveau Costumes, French Vintage Haute Couture Fashion

Création by Paul Poiret

Création by French fashion designer, couturier Paul Poiret (1879–1944).

Art Nouveau Costumes by Paul Poiret in 1910th.

”Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontée par Paul Iribe”
Printed by Société général d’impression.
Published Paris 1908