Art Nouveau Designs by Judy Balchin

By Judy Balchin

Filled with attractive paintings Nouveau designs—flowers and leaves, birds and animals, figures, borders, frames, and extra.

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Photo Giraudon) 45 Bas-relief of the Spinner, discovered at Su^a. Paris. Louvre. ^' : HAIR AND HEAD-DRESSES lUUU 54U lit worn in this way was what the Greeks called a do not know what colour this scaif was, but we can tell that it was also used as a girdle. Ancient authors use the term mitrati to designate certain head-dresses worn by the people of Susa, the Arabs and the Kings of Cyprus. Chaldean statues show similar headdresses decorated with relief orna- The scarf 'mitra'. We ments, giving the impression of a deep-piled, curly material: Statuettes of men represent some as beardless headed, others as wearing long hair and beards.

27 Vogt, Ciba 15, pp. 537-540. , pp. ), 532-533 (repr). 29 Lantier, p. 69; Broholm, p. 38 and fig. 23. 30 Breuil, p. 15. 31 Broholm, pp. 29 ff. , pp. 29-36. 33 Lantier, pp. 99-100. 34 Goury, p. 231 and fig. 92, after a T-toggle in the P^rigueux seum. 35 Vogt, Ciba 15, p. 519; Broholm, pp. , p. 540. Mu- ff. 37 Dechelette, II, p. 309. 38 Clark, p. 324. , p. 328. 40 Schlabov; Salin, I, p. 105 and fig. 8, mentions these garments as Germanic from the sixth-seventh centuries. 41 Clark, pp. 324-329 and fig.

In the most elegant was rolled over the ears, with a high, bands arching on to the top of the head. ^* waves were held King of Mari, shown with a beard and his hair in a large chignon at the back of his head, was in reality wearing a wig, and perhaps also a false beard held in place by a narrow band, perhaps an ornament worn by gods (Ningirsu on the Stele of the Vultures); princes (Mes-kalamshar at Ur), and kings (Eannatum at Telloh [Lagash]); WooUey has found remains of wigs in a man's tomb in the royal cemetery at Ur.

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