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PHILOSOPHY SOURCE: Possidius, Life of Augustine

Dark yellow-brown travertine canopic jars. Late Period–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Period). 664–30 B.C. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Neues Museum de Berlín. I doubt any Migration Period woman wore a tea-towels overdress like this one, though; a peplos seems more likely, especially in light of their depiction in Late Antiquity sculpture.

Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, by Worth, also made in 1898 (below). Photos via the Irenebrination blog.


Two-piece walking dress, circa late 1890s. Pale green silk faille. Boned bodice lined in green cotton with faux gemstone braid in front and around sleeves and cuffs. Contrasting lace forms placket, collar, and cuffs. Iridescent 2-tone silk organza outlines back seams and defines jacket edge. Fastens front with hooks and bars. Skirt lined in glazed cotton and constructed with gored sections and stroked pleats at center back. More braid and bow on front skirt.

Are Nouveau brooch/pendant by Georges Fouquet in the late 19th century. It's designed as a serene-faced lady with flowing hair and an elaborate headdress. Her face and hair are made of carved chalcedony, applied with plique-à-jour enamel and highlighted with cabochon and circular-cut rubies, circular-cut and rose diamonds, suspending a pearl.

from MaggieMart

Vintage Fashion, Purple Dress Edition

purple Victorian dress

An antique diamond brooch, late 19th century. Of openwork scroll design set…