Tag: Ancient Roman Costumes

Statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, fertility and marriage.

Ancient, Roman, Statue, Ceres, Tunica, Chiton, Marbles, British Museum,

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.

Roman emperor Septimus Severus in Paludamentum and Circular Fibula.

Bust, Septimus Severus, Roman, emperor, circular fibula, paludamentum, 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.


Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

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. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com