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Pictures of an Umathelan noblewoman


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In GtG p.625 there's a depiction of the Household of an Umathelan Merchant-Captain. His wife, described as a Kormarkan noblewoman, wears a headdress already used by Iberian women 2,000 years ago, as the one from this stone bust:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_of_Elche

But instead of drawings and pictures of old sculptures, I have also found pictures of real women incarnating that old goddess.

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Twin Wheels of Fortune?

I tend to think it was originally a construct made of the woman's hair and beads that got corrupted based on reinterpreting it from a statue.  It reminds me quite a bit of Princess Leia's hairdo.

And as a total derail, I like the sixth woman down; classic Catalonian features.

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On 11/30/2016 at 1:04 PM, Yelm's Light said:

I tend to think it was originally a construct made of the woman's hair and beads that got corrupted based on reinterpreting it from a statue.

I would presume it was actually decor applied to hair -- originally worn in simple spiral braids, then with increasingly-elaborate decor and possible status-signalling.

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