Greek tragedy and comedy masks
Tragic and comic masks seem to owe their origin in Greece to Bacchus’ feasts, wherein those, who took part in them, where in the habit of disguising themselves. Various authors, however, assign their contrivance to Thespis or Æschylus. At Rome masks were used in the Atellans, but not in representations of the regular drama. They were primitively made of the bark of trees, which later was superseded by leather, wood and bronze. These here types may have been used in the decoration of edifices.
Pallas Athena with peplos or himation.
Statue of Pallas Athena with peplos or himation partly girt round the waist.
The Women’s toilet of ancient Greece. Cosmetics, beauty products.
The Women's toilet. Ancient Greek cosmetics, beauty products, hair care, mirrors and jewelry boxes. The fragrances, the dyeing of hair.
Roman Clothing and Fashion by Alexandra Croom.
In this richly illustrated survey, Alexandra Croom describes the range and style of clothing worn throughout the Western Empire and shows how fashions changed between the first and the sixth centuries.
Telesphorus and Hygeia. Ancient Greece gods.
Greek gods in characteristic regalia by Thomas Home. Costume and fashion history of antiquity.