Wall painting: Mythological scene

Published/Created:
0-100
Date Depicted:
1975
8000 BC - 499 AD
Notes:
Greek mythology is commonly represented in Roman wall paintings. The central figure here seems to be dressed in a chiton which is belted in the Roman style, high under the bust. The hairstyles are Roman.
Abstract:
Roman women dress in layers. The tunica intima, the first layer, is an undergarment like a slip. It is made of floor-length rectangles which are sewn together. Some versions have sleeves, others are sleeveless. At home it might be worn by itself. The stola is on top of the tunica intima. Usually sleeveless, it is calf length, cut more narrow than the undertunic, and belted high under the breasts. The instita, a train, is a length of fabric which sometimes is added by tucking it into the belt. The palla, a long rectangular scarf or shawl, is an out-of-doors accessory. Usually with a diadem and veil, it is draped around the body, sometimes over the head.
Topics:
Costume -- Rome -- History -- (LC)
Painting -- Roman -- 1st century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
4388-150
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion): clothing (AAT)
paintings: frescoes (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Button, Jeanne and Sbarge, Stephen
Source Title:
History of Costume, In Slides, Notes and Commentaries: Volume 1
Source Created:
New York, NY
Theatre Arts Slide Presentations
1975
Call Number:
GT513 +B87 1 (LC)
Orbis Barcode:
39002051938497
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
Naples, Italy: Museo Archeologico Nazionale
OID:
10542846
PID:
digcoll:1792042