Women's Costume of the Ancient World: 700 Full-Color Illustrations
One of the most extensive pictorial collections of its kind, this volume of 700 full-color illustrations provides an authentic and fascinating glimpse of what fashionable women were wearing more than 2,000 years ago.
Like many of today's young ladies, fashionably dressed women of ancient Egypt favored pointed sandals and dresses of transparent materials. Off-the-shoulder gowns were popular, as was costume jewelry. Assyrian females liked fringed accents on their tunics and gowns, while Greek and Roman ladies of fashion were partial to loose robes that frequently revealed upper and lower limbs. Head coverings from helmets and shawls to wide-brimmed hats were de rigueur. Organized according to region--Egyptian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, and Greco-Roman--the finely detailed drawings are accompanied by brief identifying captions.
A valuable reference for costume historians and designers, this extensive pictorial collection will delight fashion enthusiasts as well.
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adorned Assurbanipal Assyrian Band of embroidery bas-relief bas-relief in Khorsabad belt Black embroideries bloused blue bands Blue gown Blue sleeve bodice border bottom braid Broad sleeve Brooch brown cherry-red madder chlamys Cobalt-blue coiffure collar coloured cornelian corselet dancer decoration designs Diadem Draped cloak draped on shoulder drapery dress ear-rings edged embroidered emerald-green engraved entirely pleated Etruscan pink excavations fastened in front flap folds footwear fringes galloon garment girdle goddess Gold bracelet Gold earring Gold ring golden-yellow gown-top Greco-Roman Greek Green gown green tunic hanging head headdress Herculaneum iFrom Khorsabad laces light yellow Long gown masculine document mauve motif muslin Naples yellow neck Necklace Ninevah orange ornament painting Parthenon pendant pink gown Pleated tunic Pompei Ramses red stone robe Roman lady round Sandal held Scarab scarf shawl shoes Short short-sleeved skirt statuette straps Susa Thebes tight trimmed Venetian red Vestal Virgin violet Vulci waist woman yellow and red yellow gown