Classical Antiquity. Footwear. Fashions and Customs. Calceus, Ocrea, Caliga, Campagus, Crepida, Solea, Pero, Ceremonial shoes, Runner’s boots, Lace-up shoe.
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During the reign of the Sassanids, who ruled the Neo-Persian Empire from 250-650 AD and were distinguished by their love of luxury, the arts, especially those of weaving, reached a high level of perfection.
Order of Saint Basil the Great. Basilian monks. Armenian Monks. Coptic Monks.
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The two figures shown here represent several new varieties of Byzantine costume.
Byzantine costume was the dress of the world after the fall of Rome.
History of Costume. Byzantium. 400 – 1100 AD. Costumes of the Eastern Roman emperor and empress.
The Byzantine style of art. The Romanesque style. Marble mosaic work. Examples of flowing foliage. Ornamental forms of ancient Persepolis. Ornamentation of the Middle Ages.
Gallic Headdresses. Merovingian fashion era. Part XII. – GAUL Plate 7.
Gallic fabrics and embroideries. Gaul Plate 8.
Carvings on Gallo-Roman tombs show the fashionable gallic women dressed in the penula, sometimes they have an apron over a very short tunic.