Body Hair: The Queen of Sheba

sheba hairy legs

The Queen of Sheba has always been an ungraspable figure in my imagination, a multi-faceted enigmatic goddess that whips away as soon as you begin to grasp her. But did you know she had hairy legs?

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Body Hair in Art

Shunga piece

In the next few posts, I'll explore body hair in art history, especially on images of women. No this isn't a post about puberty like one of those books parents toss to their kids because they're afraid of the birds and the bees. It is rare to see female body hair in art, and that's worth exploring. Hell, hairy legs can still make headlines.  So where the heck is it in art history?