Costume romain: Drapé de la toge : bras droit libre, bras gauche couvert

Costume romain: Drapé de la toge : bras droit libre, bras gauche couvert

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This terracotta model depicts a female figure wearing a peplos, a popular garment for women in ancient Greece from the fifth century B.C. onward. It is usually made of a single piece of wool folded over at the top and fastened at the shoulders, leaving open the left side of the garment.  5th century Greek. 06.1151 MET

This terracotta model depicts a female figure wearing a peplos, a popular garment for women in ancient Greece from the fifth century B.C. onward. It is usually made of a single piece of wool folded over at the top and fastened at the shoulders, leaving open the left side of the garment. 5th century Greek. 06.1151 MET

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2551–2528 B.C. - This design is believed to have been either sewn onto a linen dress or worked into a separate net worn over the linen. Because of meticulous note taking and photography at the time of their discovery in an undisturbed tomb in Giza, the original position of the beads was recovered, and some of the original stringing preserved. The color of the beads has faded, but the beadnet was originally blue and blue green in imitation of lapis lazuli and turquoise.

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2551–2528 B.C. - This design is believed to have been either sewn onto a linen dress or worked into a separate net worn over the linen. Because of meticulous note taking and photography at the time of their discovery in an undisturbed tomb in Giza, the original position of the beads was recovered, and some of the original stringing preserved. The color of the beads has faded, but the beadnet was originally blue and blue green in imitation of lapis lazuli and turquoise.

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