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Amazon warrior costume. Classical antiquity.

Amazon warrior costume, Ancient Greece clothing. Classical antiquity figure

Amazon warrior

Amazon warrior costume. Classical antiquity.

Illustration of a female warrior from the classical Greek mythology. Source, “The costume of the ancient”, by Thomas Hope. The picture was found on a Greek vase. The color reproduction is not to scale.

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Bust of Minerva. Ancient Roman Sculpture.

Bust of Minerva. Ancient Roman Sculpture. Roman Goddess with Headdress, helmet.

Bust of Minerva

Bust of Minerva. Ancient Sculpture.

The eyes are now filled with plaster, but originally, no doubt, were formed of onyx or some similar material, in imitation of the natural eye. The hair flow away from the forehead, and falls behind the neck in one solid tress, not unlike the hair on some of the caryatides. This arrangement is one of the most common characteristics of this goddes. The ears have been pierced for the reception of era-rings.

The original and pure character of the head of Menerva is shown by a broad and smooth forehead, a long and finely-shaped nose, and a cast of countenance about the mouth and cheeks slightly stern; a somewhat angular chin; the eyes not fully opened, but slightly downcast, with the hair artlessly carried back along the brow, falling down upon neck.

Many busts similar to this may be recognized in the collections of Europe; perhaps that in the Villa Albani, at Rome, most nearly resembles the one under review. In general character, too, there is much coincidence between this bust and the so-called Athene Skiras, now in the Casino Rospigliosi at Rome. The helmet and the drapery, which are restored in bronze, are said to have been copied, with some variations, by Albacini from an ancient bust of Minerva, engraved in the six volume of Visconti`s Museo Pio Clementino; and the holes to which an ancient bronze helmet was once attached still remain. The head on a statue in the Louvre, called the Minerva of Vellétri, and also on that attributed to Antiochus, a sculptor of Athens, now in the library of the Villa Ludovisi at Rome, exhibit much analogy with this bus.

This bust was found in the year 1784 in the villa Casali, among ruins supposed to have belonged to the baths of Olypiodorus. It has been engraved in the Specimens of Ancient Sculpture, published by the Society of Dilettanti.

The head only is antique; the nose and the under part of each eye have been restored; it is in Parian marble; and its entire height, without the pedestal, 2 feet 3 inches.

Source: A description of the collection of ancient Marbles in the British Museum by Combe Taylor, London 1861.

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Pallas Athena wearing aegis with Gorgon

Ancient Greek costume. Goddess Pallas Athena wearing aegis with Gorgon

Statue of Athénè. Plate 68

Pallas Athena wearing aegis with Gorgon’s head as a breastplate.

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Pallas Athena with peplos or himation.

Ancient Greek costume female clothing. Pallas Athena with peplos or himation.

Statue of Athénè. Plate 61

Pallas Athena with peplos.

Athena with peplos or himation partly girt round the waist.

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Greek Statue of Pallas Athena.

Ancient Greek costume. Greece female clothing and garments.Statue of Pallas Athena

Statue of Athénè. Plate 66

Ancient Greek Statue of Pallas Athena.

Pallas Athene. The peplos and diploidion, and the Gorgoned aegis extended as a covering to the arm that holds the shield.

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Pallas Athena of Phidias

Pallas Athena of Phidias. Ancient Greek costume. Greece clothing himation and diplax.

Statue of Athénè. Plate 60

Athena of Phidias

Pallas Athene (Minerva) wearing the aegis with the Gorgon’s head on her breast; she wears the himation as a diplax. This statue answers the description of the Athene of Phidias, in the Parthenon.

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Greece Warriors in Armor. Costume of the ancients.

Greece Warriors in Armor. Ancient Greek Costume

Greece combatants

Ancient Greek Costumes. Greece Warriors in Armour.

Greece combatants seperated by a herald.

Grecian helmets, armour and weapons of classical antique warrior.

Ancient greek armour

COSTUME OF THE ANCIENTS BY THOMAS HOPE. 
PRINTED FOR WILLIAM MILLER, LONDON 1812.
 Drawn & Etched by Thomas Hobe, H. Moses

The ancient Greek costume.

HeaddressTunicaPeplumChlamysTiara The Mitra PetasusDiadem or CredemnonArmor of the GreeksGreeks masksMusical instruments

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Ancient Roman helmets of Minerva and Grecian Hero.

Ancient Roman helmets and head dresses. Antique Greek Warrior and soldiers uniforms

Ancient Roman and Greek helmets

Ancient Roman helmets of Minerva and Grecian Hero.

COSTUME OF THE ANCIENTS BY THOMAS HOPE. PRINTED FOR WILLIAM MILLER, LONDON 1812. Drawn & Etched by Thomas Hobe, H. Moses

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Ancient Greek Helmets. Grecian and Syrian helmets.

Ancient Greek Helmets. Greek Costume History.

Ancient Grecian and Syrian helmets

Ancient Greek Helmets. Grecian and Syrian helmets.

COSTUME OF THE ANCIENTS BY THOMAS HOPE. PRINTED FOR WILLIAM MILLER, LONDON 1812. Drawn & Etched by Thomas Hobe, H. Moses

The ancient Greek costume.

HeaddressTunicaPeplumChlamysTiara The Mitra PetasusDiadem or CredemnonArmor of the GreeksGreeks masksMusical instruments

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