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Post by lauragill » Sun November 6th, 2011, 2:30 am

The Mycenaean Princess was just photographed at the Philadelphia Miniaturia doll show. She may appear in a future issue of Miniature Collector, but it's not certain yet. I was asked to do another doll, though. Have already started working on the Minoan Snake Priestess's costume. It's her hat that's going to kill me.

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Post by annis » Sun November 6th, 2011, 7:32 am

Will she be based on the faience Minoan Snake Goddess figurine found at Knossos who wears the hat with the cat?

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Post by lauragill » Sun November 6th, 2011, 6:47 pm

[quote=""annis""]Will she be based on the faience Minoan Snake Goddess figurine found at Knossos who wears the hat with the cat?[/quote]

Yes, she will, but she won't be holding her arms like that, or have the cat/owl/dove(?) on her hat. She will be holding snakes, though.

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Very Myceneaen

Post by Greg » Fri November 18th, 2011, 12:10 pm

Hi Laura, I think you done an excellent job on the Myceneaen doll and I look forward to seeing the Minoan snake priestess. I had a friend many years ago who made that costume, it looked stunning. The idea was as a period partner piece to my version of the Dendra panopy at a reading of the Illiad.

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Post by red805 » Sat November 19th, 2011, 12:26 am

Hi Laura,

Very nice work! Since you are from Southern California perhaps you are aware of George Stuart's work creating historical figures. I have been to one of his presentations & it's amazing how detailed they are. He has a great web gallery. Just Google his name & it comes up if you're interested.

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Post by lauragill » Sun November 20th, 2011, 1:44 am

[quote=""red805""]Hi Laura,

Very nice work! Since you are from Southern California perhaps you are aware of George Stuart's work creating historical figures. I have been to one of his presentations & it's amazing how detailed they are. He has a great web gallery. Just Google his name & it comes up if you're interested.[/quote]

I have seen some of Stuart's work in person. Those dolls are quite a bit larger than the one I dressed.

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