Augustus

Published/Created:
ca. 0-100
Date Depicted:
1975
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
marble
Notes:
This is the lorica, fitted and decorated body armor. It is held in place by leather shoulder straps and decorated with leather tabs at the armhole. A pleated leather skirt is attached at the waist. Underneath is a short-sleeved tunic. The paludamentum is
Abstract:
There are many Roman overgarments. Most important are the pallium and the paenula (or casula). The pallium is the same as the Greek himation. Initially for philosophers, it gradually replaces the toga as the basic garment. The paenula (not shown) is a closed, semicircular cloak with a slit at the neck. It is made of leather or heavy wool and is waterproof. The cucullus is a small cape with an attached hood. The paludamentum is the principal military cape of a general or commander-in-chief. Largest of all mantles, it is cut like a primitive half-circle and is dark red, purple, or white. The lacerna, a second military cape, is similar to the chlamys. Made of fine white wool, it is fastened with a pin at the right shoulder and falls six inches below the hip. Its shape appears to be triangular or trapezoidal, with rounded corners at the bottom. The sagum is a practical cloak for all citizens in wartime. It is made of dark-colored, thick wool; sometimes it is striped.
Variant Titles:
Augustus of Prima Porta
Topics:
Costume -- Rome -- History -- (LC)
Sculpture -- Roman -- 1st century -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
4388-132
Genre:
costume (mode of fashion): clothing (AAT)
sculpture: statues (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
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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:
Vatican City: Musei Vaticani
OID:
10542828
PID:
digcoll:1805812