Amphora: Detail of Athena

Published/Created:
ca. 520 BCE
Date Depicted:
1975
8000 BC - 499 AD
Notes:
In a classic helmet and carrying a round shield, Athena is cloaked in the himation which is pinned at a shoulder to form a sleeve.
Abstract:
The himation is an overgarment for women and men. Wrapped around the body in a variety of ways, it is a long rectangular shawl, approximately six by nine feet. Sometime it is bordered and patterned. The himation is also used as a blanket. The chlamys, more narrow and shorter than the himation, is a second rectangular overgarment. Its average size is six by three and a half feet. The corners of the fabric are curved.
Topics:
Ceramics -- Greece -- 6th century BCE -- (YVRC)
Costume -- Greece -- (LC)
Culture:
Greek (ancient)
Accession Number:
4388-079
Genre:
containers: storage vessels: amphorae (AAT)
costume (mode of fashion): clothing (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Clothing & Accessories
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Tools, Equipment & Instruments
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:
Brescia, Italy: Museo Civico Romano
OID:
10542775
PID:
digcoll:1835634