Roman legionary in full armor. Reconstructed after reliefs of the Trajan’s Column (Completed in AD 113). With the addition of original artefacts of the same period.
Gladiators in the Colosseum at ancient Rom. “Pollice Verso”. Painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme. The Latin phrase Pollice Verso means “with a turned thumb”, and refers to the hand gesture or thumbs signal used… Read More
The Roman Paenula. The cowl or hood. Ancient roman traveling cloak. The Paenula was a bell-shaped garment, worn in inclement weather. In most cases it was closed all round, but occasionally… Read More
Ancient warriors. Life-size figures in full armor and equipment. Carl Gimbel Collection.
Ancient Roman clothing. Top row left: Legionnaire from Germania, insignia carrier. Armed Roman commander in armor. Right: Roman warrior, armed legionaries armor. Bottom row left: Posh Roman women in Tunica.… Read More
Roman Bride dressing up.
A statue of Ceres, crowned in the manner of the Egyptian Isis. This figure is clothed in a very long and ample tunic descending quite to the ground, leaving visible only the extremities of the feet; the sleeves are extremely full, falling down to the elbows, and fastened, along the upper side of the arms, only by fibulae.
A statue of Liberia, or the female Bacchus, crowned with a wreath of ivy. A description of the collection of ancient Marbles in the British Museum.
Septimius Severus was born in Africa of Roman parents; he died at York in the year 211 a. D. after a severe illness at the age of sixty-six. This bust was found in the year 1776 on the Palatine Hill, in the part of the Palace of the Cæsars now occupied by the Villa Magnani.
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.