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Alexandra Iosifovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (1830-1911) by Joseph Karl Stieler

Alexandra Iosifovna, Grand Duchess of Russia (1830-1911) by Joseph Karl Stieler

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#Joseph Karl Stieler  #russia  #19th c. Russia  #mdp19th c.  #mid 19th century  #undated  #19th century 
Illustrations of Turkish officials by Auguste de Henikstein, 19th c.

Illustrations of Turkish officials by Auguste de Henikstein, 19th c.

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#mdporient  #turkish  #turkey  #costume illustration  #auguste de henikstein  #19th c. turkey 
Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Duchess of Savoy (1567-1597)

Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Duchess of Savoy (1567-1597)

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#late 16th century  #16th century  #mdp16th c.  #savoy  #italy  #16th c. Italy  #infanta  #saya 
Chevalier Jehan de Fleurigny et son épouse Marguerite Ferières, 1420

Chevalier Jehan de Fleurigny et son épouse Marguerite Ferières, 1420

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#1420s  #15th century  #france  #15th c. France  #mdpsculpture  #effigy 
Portrait of Sarah Cook by Carl Ludwig Christinec, 1775

Portrait of Sarah Cook by Carl Ludwig Christinec, 1775

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Model wearing a long purple strapless evening dress by Lucien Lelong by Pierre Mourgue, 1934

Model wearing a long purple strapless evening dress by Lucien Lelong by Pierre Mourgue, 1934

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#pierre mourgue  #1934  #1930s  #mdpfashionillustration  #vintage 
The Whore of Babylon by Albrecht Dürer, c. 1496-98

The Whore of Babylon by Albrecht Dürer, c. 1496-98

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#1490s  #15th century  #germany  #15th c. Germany  #albrecht durer  #mdp15th c. 
Anonymous asked: in relation to the egyptian race question I would recommend visiting the medievalpoc blog, they are bound to have the definitive answer/s! Also if you look at the representations of the people, via sculpture, you can see that they hold a very similar facial structure to the Northern African region. And I think this is a major factor in why the noses were smashed off later on, because of racism and anti-blackness.


Answer:

I don’t know if anyone has the definitive answer actually since it’s almost impossible to prove either way. If you look at Ancient Roman or any other ancient sculptures you’d notice that the nose, ears and other points that stick out are broken or chipped and that’s because they stick out and are more fragile. So I don’t think they have been deliberately broken. Here is a post on DNA testing done on mummies http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/racial-history-of-egypt/ 

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Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England by Justus Sustermans, c. mid 17th century

Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England by Justus Sustermans, c. mid 17th century

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Anonymous asked: Hi I love your blog and I know you post some egyptian things well I have a question. Do you think the egyptians were actually black? I've heard recently that they could've been but I think they were an interracial society.


Answer:

Hi!

Thanks for liking my blog! About your question obviously I’m not an expert but I think they were a very mixed race society. To me a lot of them do look to be most similar with Northern Africans, especially Ethiopian. There are a lot of cultural and ethnological similarities too. What do you think?

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Kingdom of Dali Buddhist scroll painting by Zhang Shengwen 1173-76 

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#zhang shengwen  #12th c. china  #mdpchina  #chinese art  #kingdom of dali 
Christian Lacroix by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia September 2006

Christian Lacroix by Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia September 2006

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#2006  #vogue italia  #paolo roversi  #mdpfashion  #editorial  #christian lacroix  #historical 
Imaginery portrait of Bonne of Berry (1362 – 1435) , wife of Amedeo VII, Count of Savoy

Imaginery portrait of Bonne of Berry (1362 – 1435) , wife of Amedeo VII, Count of Savoy

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Female mummy mask, Ptolemaic-Roman Period (30 BC - 311 AD)

Female mummy mask, Ptolemaic-Roman Period (30 BC - 311 AD)

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#mummy mask  #mdpegypt  #Ptolemaic  #roman egypt