Hairwork picture, 19th Century

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Stunning religious German picture composed of human hair locks

19th Century

Height: 26,5 cm (10-1/3 in.) - Width: 22,5 cm (8-3/4 in.)
Frame: 32 x 28 cm (12-1/2 x 11 in.)

During the 18th and 19th Centuries, certain barbers and hair stylists could, during the mortuary preparation, took locks of hair and realized religious pictures with this “material”. The item bears a double purpose, religious and emotional.

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 26 cm
  • Width in cm : 22 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015030794