Category Archives: Ancient

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian. Ancient Byzantin clothing

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Statue of Roman Emperor Julian in 360.

Julian in 360 proclaims at the Palais des Thermes. Was found in 1850. Statue de l’empereur Julien, proclame en 360 au palais des Thermes. Fut trouvée en 1850.  Continue reading

Parisian boatman dress of the early ages.

Ancient Gaulish celt clothing. Parisian boatman costume.

Parisian boatman of the first ages. Gaulish celt.

Parisian boatman dress of the early ages.

Batelier Parisien des premiers âgés..

From thé book: Paris à travers les siècles. Histoire nationale de Paris et des Parisiens depuis la fondation de Lutèce jusqu’à nos jours, by Nicolas Jules Henri Gourdon de Genouillac. Published 1879.

Associated to:

  1. The Gallic and Gallo-Roman costume period.
  2. Frankish Merovingian costume history 4th and 5th century.
  3. Byzantine costume history. 5th to 6th century.
  4. Costumes of Carolingians in the 7th and 8 Century.

The shields of the Gauls. Clans in the Roman Empire.

Leather covered Highland Shield Target. Ancient Celtic shields. Gaul weapons

Above: Leather covered Highland Target. Below: Steel Target that belonged to the Earl of Mar, 1715.

Shield of Gallic, British, German and Iberian auxiliary Regiments. Clans in the Roman Empire.

The shield of the Gauls.

The shield of the Gauls, according to Strabo and Virgil, was usually long, and the Ligurians carried one of the same form. In sculpture, we perceive the Germans with an oval shaped buckler of ample dimensions. Tacitus admits it was large, but suited to the size of the bearer. Continue reading

Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women.

Herodias, Salome, Emperor Caligula, Antipas, John the Baptist.

Herodias (8 BC to 39 AD). Divorced wife of Herodes Boethos. Mother of Salome.

Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women.

Theodore Child, in “A Mirror of Fair Women,” published in “Harper’s Bazaar,” says: “The women of the Idumean family of the Herods are famous in history for their fatal charms and their insatiable ambition… . Continue reading

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess by Georg Ebers.

Egyptian Princess costume. Georg Ebers.

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess.

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess.

SO she raised her hands to the great and glorious sun, who with his golden, sword-like rays was just dispersing the mists that hung over the Euphrates, and opened her lips to sing her newly-learned hymns in praise of Mithras; but her voice failed her-instead of Mithras she could only see her own great Ra, the god she had so often worshipped in Egypt, and instead of a Magian hymn could only sing the one with which the Egyptian priests are accustomed to greet the rising sun. Continue reading