Vittore Carpaccio, circa 1507: Portrait of a Lady.

This item of headwear is another caul, this time of a simple sheer fabric - probably pale yellow silk. No method of fastening is visible, and the caul edge cannot be seen. The lady's thick coil of hair is helping to keep it on the head, and appears to be ribbon-wrapped. It is also possible that the coil of hair is a false one.

 

 

 

 

 


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