Tuesday, December 29, 2015

How to Get a Manicure, c. 1150

Tacuinum sanitatis (14th c., Biblioteca Casanatense)
One who has very ugly nails should smear them with liquid from the little bladder of the bumblebee and tie it with a band. He should do this until they become beautiful.
Hildegard of Bingen, Physica 
Better make sure your beautician is also trained in entomology.

3 comments:

  1. I didn't know Hildegard of Bingen gave beauty advice on top of the science, music and playwriting - and terrifying the men in the Church. Amazingly versatile lady!

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  2. How does one find the "little bladder" of the Bumble Bee?
    Surely that would involve killing the beautiful little creature?

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  3. I didn't know Hildegard of Bingen gave beauty advice on top of the science,,


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