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  • Originally posted by JerseyPearl View Post
    I want a job where I can wear a tiara like this every day!

    Personally, I would prefer not , I don't see so many princesses looking happy and realizing their dreams and living outstanding adventures … think twice
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    • Originally posted by lisa c View Post
      Mmmmm..

      LOL! I can't believe I was going to say this "But the upper lip is too short, and the chin is so round and prominent, and she doesn't look Scots enough!" Then I brought myself up short - for Gods sake, it's a Cameo!

      How could I argue the length of an upper lip in a cameo, as if it were a portrait?!?! The feat of a cameo of this brilliant execution is enough!

      (and I suppose the style of dress better matches Mary Queen of Scotland. I'm no scholar, sigh)

      Anna, as usual, this is an incredibly fun thread. Thank you!
      I love how "she doesn't look Scott enough"! We expect a Mary Queen of Scott to look scottish, don't we? But she has a lot more English and French blood than scottish.

      On a tangent, royalty very rarely looks like their nationality. Catherine of Aragon, usually shown as dark haired and olive skinned in pop culture, was a fair skinned blonde, for example.

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      If we look at most royal families, they are marrying outside their country, for political alliances, most of the time. So, if we consider the first of a dynasty as 100% national (an iffy supposition but bear with me for the numbers), the son will be 50% (100% father, 0% mother), the grandson 25% (50% father, 0% mother) and so on. Of course, the mother will probably not be 0% nationality either, since there is a good chance that her ancestors were also marrying outside the country. But, in the end, royalty of different countries were a lot more closely related with each other than with their subjects.
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      • Don't you love Holbein??? I love his work as much as Vermeer!

        Anna, can't wait for what's next!

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        • I love all the delicate detail and the expressions - both of them really captured individuals and their characters.
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          • Originally posted by CLICLASP View Post
            Personally, I would prefer not , I don't see so many princesses looking happy and realizing their dreams and living outstanding adventures … think twice
            Haha, however, I wasn't asking for the job of Princess, or Queen...just my regular duties will suffice, as long as I can wear that tiara!
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            • Originally posted by JerseyPearl View Post
              Haha, however, I wasn't asking for the job of Princess, or Queen...just my regular duties will suffice, as long as I can wear that tiara!
              Amen sister, amen - And acquire matching bracelets and a necklace for when the crown gets too heavy!

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              • Mary of Scotland had a French mother and a Scot for a father, and according to portraiture, neither one had an excessively short upper lip. So, I can't confess to stereotyping ;-)since I had a tiny (very) familiarity with the parental portraits.
                but! while we wait for Anna's next test, I do have a confession.

                I wish we could have accurate facial-skeletal dimensions of all the famous ancient people so someone could use the facial reconstruction programs and show us a more fair rendering. It's a pipe dream I guess...but the rendering of Richard III from his recovered skeleton was tantalizing.

                I have an embarrassing lack of decorum :-/

                oh, what a thread hijacking. Sorry :-(. Feel free to move it, or should I delete it?
                Last edited by lisa c; 10-24-2014, 02:01 PM.

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                • Originally posted by JerseyPearl View Post
                  Haha, however, I wasn't asking for the job of Princess, or Queen...just my regular duties will suffice, as long as I can wear that tiara!
                  How about applying for a job as a Disney princess?

                  - Karin

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                  • Just love the guessing and love the setting of that cameo - have a look at a more modern Mary Stuart on this one:
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                    • Originally posted by KarinK View Post
                      How about applying for a job as a Disney princess?

                      - Karin
                      While that might suffice, I would have to wear a gown all day long...I think just the jewels would be best with my current wardrobe...and if I were to wear a gown all day, I would prefer it to be a wedding gown rather than a princess gown...more fitting for my age.
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                      • Originally posted by lisa c View Post
                        Amen sister, amen - And acquire matching bracelets and a necklace for when the crown gets too heavy!
                        The bracelets and other jewels keep you balanced, otherwise your head might tip forward. Thus leading to the importance of earrings!
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                        • Originally posted by JerseyPearl View Post
                          The bracelets and other jewels keep you balanced, otherwise your head might tip forward. Thus leading to the importance of earrings!
                          OK, that was dangerous! I had coffee in my mouth! Too funny...

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                          • they are at least 10000 years old. Because of structure of shells

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                            • Wow will finish this later as its late!!! Magnificent ancient finds...I think 1800's is old..

                              They found a 2000 yo 5mm round pinkish gold pearl in Australia...talk about old & it still looks pretty nice!

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