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Pict warriors

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Engravings by Theodore de Bry’s based on paintings by John White found on dornai.com. Another image here: [http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/debry&CISOPTR=52&CISOBOX=1&REC=1] of a Pictish woman with flowery tattoos. There’s two other images of Picts in this set but I can’t find them, any help out there?

“In the English translation of this text, Thomas Hariot describes this image: “The trvve picture of a yonge dowgter of the Pictes III. THe yong dougters of the pictes, did also lett their haire flyinge, and wear also painted ouer all the body, so much that noe men could not faynde any different, yf the hath not vse of another fashion of paintinge, for the did paint themselues of sondrye kinds of flours, and of the fairest that they cowld feynde. being fournished for the rest of such kinds of weappon as the woemen wear as you may see by this present picture a thinge trwelly worthie of admiration.” Source: Thomas Hariot, “A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia.” Frankfort: Theodore De Bry, 1590.”

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