The Luxurious Assyrian Costumes.
Blouses and Ensembles.
Part V. Assyrian Plate 3.
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Costumes common to both sexes.
1. Gown taken from a Babylonian document, with yellow background and brown-red designs and fringes.
2. Gown forming a tunic, Naples yellow ground, green motif and golden-yellow fringes.
3. Tunic from a warrior’s costume. Broad belt, fixing a round plate on the chest.
4. Richly-embroidered gown garnished with fringes forming a corselet.
5. Gown-top inspired by a masculine costume. Yellow bands crossing on the breast before fixing on a broad belt forming a corselet.
6. Pleated tunic from a masculine document. Wide bordered band.
7. On a Naples yellow tunic, a broad piece of fringed stuff, in the shape of a cloak, is folded on the shoulder.
8. Tunic in a sort a worsted with blue bands.
9. Fringed tunic fastened by a broad belt with wrought ornaments and little bands.
10. Large fringed gown with a flap falling on the shoulder.
11. Assurbanipal’s banquet. *) The queen, offering a libation, wears a pink embroidered tunic with golden-yellow fringes, falling over a blue gown. The sleeve is richly embroidered.
*) Aššur-bāni-apli was king of the Assyrian Empire from October 27, 669 BC to 631/627 BC. His name means “Aššur is creator of the heir”.