On Pins and Needles: Stylist Turns Ancient Hairdo Debate on Its Head
Roman hairstyles can be replicated without wigs. A hairstylist by day, Janet Stephens has become a "hair archaeologist" studying the intricacies of ancient Greek and Roman hairstyles. As WSJ's Abigail Pesta reports, she's been published in the academic community on her research, which she says proves the intricate hairstyles were not wigs
Mount for Spear Shaft, ca. 400 CE. Provincial Roman; Found in Vermand, France. Silver, gilt inlaid with niello.
Vatican Museum: the Belvidere Apollo
ROMAN MARBLE STATUE OF A WOMAN, POSSIBLY FAUSTINA II AS A GODDESS. Standing in a relaxed pose, her weight on her right foot. She wears the stola and palla worn capite velato over a diadem. 2nd half of the 2nd Century AD.
Fragment of an altar to Silvanus roman god in Pannonia – Hungarian National Museum – Silvanus istennek szentelt oltár, Pannonia – Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum Lapidárium
ARCHAIC: Kore from the acropolis, Athens. c. 510 BCE. the elaborate clothing of the kore figure hides the body underneath. The artist's focus is directed to the elaborate patterns of the drapery and hair.
Minerva (Athena), Roman statuette (bronze), 1st century AD, (British Museum, London).