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Kore 682. Archaic period 520 bc

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Fringed palla. "...respectable women also wore a long cloak, called a palla, over their tunic and stola when they went outside. This was rectangular in shape and was typically draped over the left shoulder, under the right arm and back across the body, carried by the left arm or thrown back again over the left shoulder. The palla could also be pulled up to cover the head, as shown in the above statue of Livia or in this depiction of a matron whose elegantly draped palla has a fringe."…

Fringed palla. "...respectable women also wore a long cloak, called a palla, over their tunic and stola when they went outside. This was rectangular in shape and was typically draped over the left shoulder, under the right arm and back across the body, carried by the left arm or thrown back again over the left shoulder. The palla could also be pulled up to cover the head, as shown in the above statue of Livia or in this depiction of a matron whose elegantly draped palla has a fringe."…

Pentelic marble statue; draped female torso; stands on left foot, right leg drawn back; head, which was separately made, fits into socket; forearms and most of the feet missing. Probably a stock Greek-style body for a Roman female portrait. Culture/period:      Roman (Julio-Claudian?) 1stC

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Statue of the Emperor Tiberius showing the draped toga of the 1st century AD.

Statue of the Emperor Tiberius showing the draped toga of the 1st century AD.

Greek and Roman Sculptures

Greek and Roman Sculptures

Place (findspot)  Excavated/Findspot Cyrene, Agora (scope note | all objects)  (Africa,Libya,Cyrenaica,Cyrene)  Date  100-130 (circa)  Description  Marble statue of a woman wearing a tunic and a cloak.

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Nobanzi (Ndebele Tribe) Ndebele women paint colourful geometric designs on the mud walls of their huts by using only their fingers and chicken feathers. Married women wear a traditional blanket and the distinctive neck and arm rings that are made of brass by the men folk.

greek draped clothes statue

Portrait Statue Of Draped Woman

Portrait Statue Of Draped Woman