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Cellulose Hair Box with Diana and Stag, c.1920s


A round, white container with a matching lid. The box is lightweight and made of cellulose.

Once upon a time women would collect their hair after one hundred strokes of a brush in little cellulose boxes like this one to give to the birds. The idea was that birds would make their love nests, and the favor would be returned.

Appropriately, the goddess of virgins and of the hunt Diana graces the lid, with her stag and moon-shaped crown.

France, c. 1920s.

It measures 4 1/4 inches diameter and 2 inches tall. It weighs 3 1/4 oz.

Two available. 


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