Does your book cover earrings that may havebeen worn by male sailors during the middle ages? ... __________________________________________________ Do YouAug 1, 2000 1 of 2View SourceDoes your book cover earrings that may havebeen worn by male sailors during the
--- Elizabeth <ksilverhorn@...> wrote:
> For which period?__________________________________________________
> Greek, Roman, Etruscan, and other early civilization all had pierced
> earrings, some of which were very elaborate.
> Very early period (before 1100). There was one form of earring that
> apparently developed in Europe independent of Roman civilization. This
> was a wire hoop, with what looks like a gold (?) polyhedral bead set
> with garnets .
> During the Middle Ages, since most if not all married women kept their
> heads covered, there was no real point to earrings. Later periods had
> headdresses and coiffures that covered the ears. My source says that
> that earrings all but disappeared between the 11th and 16th centuries.
> Again, according to my source, earrings started to make a comeback in
> Italy in the 1530's, as seen in the art of the period. The earrings then
> were simple hoops, with suspended drops (usually pearls in the art,
> although no examples have survived. The Elizabethan collars put a damper
> on dangling earrings, but they again came into fashion after 1600.
> The source I am using is "Earrings, From Antiquity to the Present" by
> Daniela Mascetti.
> Aurelia, the jewelry maven...
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No, sorry. Focuses mostly on women s earrings, although it mentions that that in Egypt, men also wore earrings. I haven t come across many examples of men sAug 2, 2000 1 of 2View SourceNo, sorry. Focuses mostly on women's earrings, although it mentions that
that in Egypt, men also wore earrings. I haven't come across many
examples of men's earrings yet. I wonder if something on maritime
history might help?