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Chryselephantine Eyes

Ancient Greek Chryselephantine sculptures were made from ivory and covered in gold leaf. One surviving statue of Apollo dates back to the 6th Century, its skin is blackened by fire. In one of her poems from Ariel, Sylvia Plath imagines her skin made of beaten gold “infinitely delicate and infinitely expensive.”

Photography LEE WHITTAKER


Photography Lee Whittaker
Beauty Vassilis Theotokis using Black Black Paint Stick MAC. Gold Leaf JT Makeup Studio
Model Sophie Klock at Premier
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