mediumaevum: ca 1470 Petrus Christus (Flemish, Early Netherlandish, ca 1410-20-1475-6) ~ Portrait of a Young Woman [detail] 
During the Middle ages, and even in the Renaissance and until the 18th century, eyelashes were not styled. Women, in general, removed eyelashes and eyebrows in order to give more importance to the forehead, which was the most important feature in females’ faces at that time.
Women were not supposed to exhibit their hair in public, and by several ecclesiastical edicts, the Catholic Church condemned that practice as an offense to God and the church, and a sin. It obviously included eyebrows and eyelashes.

mediumaevum: ca 1470 Petrus Christus (Flemish, Early Netherlandish, ca 1410-20-1475-6) ~ Portrait of a Young Woman [detail

During the Middle ages, and even in the Renaissance and until the 18th century, eyelashes were not styled. Women, in general, removed eyelashes and eyebrows in order to give more importance to the forehead, which was the most important feature in females’ faces at that time.

Women were not supposed to exhibit their hair in public, and by several ecclesiastical edicts, the Catholic Church condemned that practice as an offense to God and the church, and a sin. It obviously included eyebrows and eyelashes.

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missfolly: 1473 Petrus Christus (Netherlandish, ca1410-76) ~ The Man of Sorrows

missfolly: 1473 Petrus Christus (Netherlandish, ca1410-76) ~ The Man of Sorrows

amare-habeo: ca 1470 Petrus Christus (Flemish c1410/20-c1475/6) ~Portrait of a Young Woman, oil on oak wood, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

amare-habeo: ca 1470 Petrus Christus (Flemish c1410/20-c1475/6) ~Portrait of a Young Woman, oil on oak wood, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

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loveisacoffin: c 1465 Petrus Christus (Flemish c1410/20-c1472/75)  ~ The Madonna of the Dry Tree
And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry to tree to flourish. Ezekiel 17:24

loveisacoffin: c 1465 Petrus Christus (Flemish c1410/20-c1472/75)  ~ The Madonna of the Dry Tree

And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry to tree to flourish. Ezekiel 17:24

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