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Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:37 am
by jtbm71
I found some references on the web about Michelangelo and when he was working during the darkness of the night he worn a paper hat (or cardboard hat) with a candle inside to have some light and have his hands free.
I wonder what kind of paper hat (fire proof) was it. Folded? Does anybody knows about that? Early references to paper hats?

Good luck,

Jose Tomas Buitrago

Re: Michelangelo

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:22 pm
by JGimeno
Hello José Tomás,

The source of that information must be Giorgio Vasari: Vita di Michelangelo

«… e bene spesso la notte si levava, non potendo dormire, a lavorare con lo scarpello, avendo fatto una celata di cartón, e sopra il mezzo del capo teneva accesa la candela, la quale con queto modo rendeva lume dove egli lavorava, senza impedimento delle mani.»

[Translation Google: Well ... and often the night rose, unable to sleep, to work with the chisel, having made a concealed cartón, and over half of the head kept the candle burning, which made way with envi lumen where he worked, without impediment of the hands.]