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This women's head is covered with a hood that is opened at the front allowing her face to be seen. This was designed to cover a woman's hair as more often than not, a lady's hair was a sign of her sexuality in the medieval mindset. Thusly, it (especially in later times) was not allowed to be seen.

This women's head is covered with a hood that is opened at the front allowing her face to be seen. This was designed to cover a woman's hair as more often than not, a lady's hair was a sign of her sexuality in the medieval mindset. Thusly, it (especially in later times) was not allowed to be seen.

Fécamp Psalter c. 1180 Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague

Fécamp Psalter c. 1180 Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague

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