Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Women and Pearls, the Beginnings

Roman Family Portait Medallion, 4th Century AD
Empress Wu Zetian, around 670 AD
Empress Theodora,mosaic in the sanctuary of San Vitale at Ravenna, around 483-565 AD
Madonna and Child with 2 Angels, Filippino Lippi,around 1455-1466
Isabella I of Castile, Spain
Portrait of a Lady Wearing Pearls by Marcus Geeraerts, the Younger, around 1600
Elisabeth I., Queen of England
Elisabeth I., Queen of England 1588 (Armada Portrait) by Marcus Geeraerts, the Younger
Elisabeth I., Queen of England 1588 by Marcus Geeraerts, the Younger

1 comment:

little augury said...

Pearls, all the portraits of Elizabeth are fascinating-I wonder how many images were created of her in her Day. A beautiful compilation of Pearls.