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The "wooden" doll of Crepereia Tryphaena. At first the doll was assumed to be made of wood, but in fact it was carved from ivory, which was stained dark brown over the centuries by the water of the Tiber which had seeped into the sarcophagus

The "wooden" doll of Crepereia Tryphaena. At first the doll was assumed to be made of wood, but in fact it was carved from ivory, which was stained dark brown over the centuries by the water of the Tiber which had seeped into the sarcophagus

Portrait de femme by Jan de Baen (1633-1702).  Another painting that provides important details about mid-17th C. women's dress.

Portrait de femme by Jan de Baen (1633-1702). Another painting that provides important details about mid-17th C. women's dress.

https://flic.kr/p/rqzS3d | Rigaud, Hyacinthe - Louis de France, duc de Bourgogne (1682-1712). by 1704 |

https://flic.kr/p/rqzS3d | Rigaud, Hyacinthe - Louis de France, duc de Bourgogne (1682-1712). by 1704 |

Louis XIV, roi de France et de Navarre (1638-1715) portrait en buste et en cuirasse, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), vers 1662, Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Franck Raux

Louis XIV, roi de France et de Navarre (1638-1715) portrait en buste et en cuirasse, Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), vers 1662, Versailles, châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Franck Raux

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 606 f. 4v. Christine de Pizan, Epitre dOthea. Paris, c.1406. Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster.In reality, its an early depiction of Godzilla.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 606 f. 4v. Christine de Pizan, Epitre dOthea. Paris, c.1406. Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster.In reality, its an early depiction of Godzilla.

Cato’s battle with Libyan serpents. Faits des Romains. Paris, c. 1460-1465. Artist: Maître de Coëtivy. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 64, detail of f. 390r

Cato’s battle with Libyan serpents. Faits des Romains. Paris, c. 1460-1465. Artist: Maître de Coëtivy. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 64, detail of f. 390r

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