Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.

Roman headgear and hairdos of antiquity.

Roman, headgear, hair, antiquity


1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23

  • Nos. 1, 8, 9. After murals and bronzes in the Herculaneum.
  • No. 2: The headgear called Kausia, which was common among the Macedonians and was worn especially by sailors. After Caylus.
  • Nos. 20, 21st head of a female statue found in Apt in Provence, France from different sides. With a strip of leather or fabric to maintain the toupee.
  • No. 22. Veiled woman’s head after a sculpture.
  • No. 3. Alleged poetess after a mural painting from Herculaneum.
  • Number 13 represents a wig.
  • Nos. 4, 5. hairnets. After cut stones in the museum of Florence.
  • No. 6. Julia, daughter of Titus. After a coin in the “Cabinet des médailles” of the Paris National Library.
  • No. 7. Helena, the mother of Constantine. After an antique coin.
  • No. 10. Julia, daughter of Augustus.
  • No. 11. Female head, after Caylus.
  • No. 12. Woman with the Caliendrum, a kind of wig, after Caylus.
  • No. 17. Female head, after Caylus.
  • No. 14. Faustina, wife of Antoninus Pius. After a cut stone.
  • No. 15. Plautina, wife of Trajan. After a cut stone.
  • No. 16. Julia, daughter of Titus.
  • No. 23. Faustina, wife of Marc Aurelius. After a cut stone in the Louvre.
  • No. 18. Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra, After a coin struck in Egypt. From the collection of Banduri.

Source: History of the costume in chronological development by Auguste Racinet. Edited by Adolf Rosenberg. Editor: Firmin-Didot et cie. Paris, 1888.