Church Vestments and Textiles by Margery Roberts

Sewing Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan.

Vestments for All Seasons by Barbara Dee Baumgarten.

Civil and clerical clothing of the ancient Roman Empire.

Ancient, Roman, Costumes, Peasants, Noble Man, Sacrificial Assistants, Priest of Jupiter, High Priest, Senator, Equestrian,
The Roman Empire.

Ancient Roman Costumes.

The Costumes of all Nations by Albert Kretschmer.

From left to right first row:

  • 1.2. Peasants
  • 3.4. Roman Travelling Costume
  • 5. Noble Man
  • 6.7. Sacrificial Assistants
  • 8. Priest of Jupiter
  • 9. High Priest

Second Row:

  • 10. Public Orator
  • 11. Senator
  • 12. Citizen of the later time
  • 13. Equestrian

Source: Carl Rohrbach, Albert Kretschmer. The Costumes of all Nations from the Earliest Times to the Nineteenth Century: Exhibiting the Dress and Habits of All Classes, Regal, Ecclesiastical, Noble, Military, Judicial, and Civil. H. Sotheran, London 1882.

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.


Note:  The toga of a Roman senator. The armor of a Roman general.

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