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a Chiton in Need of Ironing

9 December, 2010

this slovenly Greek lady needs to be introduced to an iron.

(she would have waited over 2,000 years for it)


3 Comments leave one →
  1. John permalink
    10 December, 2010 1:01 pm

    First thought: Why in the world would the sculpter go through such an effort to portray what you would want to fix with an iron?

    Second thought: Idiot! they didn’t have irons in ancient Greece.

    Third thought: So this sculpter was more realistic and skilled than those who depicted smooth chitons.

    Fourth thought: But maybe they had another way to make wrinkled cloth smooth, and maybe the person being depicted was slovenly and the sculpter wanted to point that out.

    Fifth thought: Get to work.

  2. 11 December, 2010 12:43 pm

    I love your train of thought! I wish work didn’t have to get in the way!

  3. 14 December, 2010 2:19 pm

    We must have some sympathy with her unironed state, however. It would be hard to keep your frock looking fresh, what with having no head and only one arm an’ all.

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