But then Brutti-ma-Buonni posted her hairy gentlemen sculptures - and I remembered, da - da... This!
I give you nekkid bearded dwarves cutting their own hair with swords!!
Actually, due to the wonders of LJ friendships, I know they are actually Egyptian bas relief showing the God Bes who was the protector of women in childbirth. Which might explain the 'what?' - but it certainly doesn't explain the 'why?'!! And isn't the mini-Bes version, on the left, cute?
OK - I couldn't resist -