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Photo: Louvre Museum
Depicted with a fine brushstroke, the simple headpiece worn by the lady above was all the rage in the 15th century. Known as a ferroniÃ¨re, this delicate adornment was composed of a satin cord or velvet ribbon tied at the back of the head, with a simple precious stone suspended at the center of the wearer’s forehead.
The object derived its name from the above painting, “La Belle FerroniÃ¨re.” Originally thought to depict the blacksmith’s wife that King Francis I of France was sweet on, the portrait’s subject is now thought to be Lucrezia Crivelli, mistress of Milanese Duke Ludovico Sforza.
The ferroniÃ¨re saw a brief revival in the 19th century, with a slightly more ornate twist –the cord or ribbon was replaced with a fine chain or dainty string of beads– but fell from popularity as hairstyles evolved into forms which rendered the ferroniÃ¨re impractical.
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It also fell from popularity after it was used to hide syphilitic lesions.
If I had syphilitic lesions I’d definitely bring it back.
It probably wouldn’t look good on everyone but I I can imagine a few girls who could pull this off. I think it’s pretty.
Well now people are just getting gems pierced into their faces. No need for a velvet string.
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