Ancient Egyptian, Assyrian & Persian Costumes & Decorations by Mary G. Houston

By Mary G. Houston

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In fact, the may be is lavish costume of a King said to be absolutely covered Jewellery, woven and embroidered and fringes are used in the utmost profusion. See the illustrations of the most characteristic orna- patterns, mental details of this style. 45 ANCIENT ASSYRIAN COSTUME MATERIAL The materials used The wool. skins and seem to have been of furs of animals also in use, but chiefly for military linen and and metal were and hunting costume. DATES The type of costume here shown is a rather elaborate shawl drapery worn without any tunic underneath.

48 ANCIENT ASSYRIAN COSTUME Fig. 26 Fig. 27 118" Fig. 26* 49 ANCIENT ASSYRIAN COSTUME PLATE XI. , as following the usual custom of the ancients who dressed their sacred figures in the costume of some previous generation as a rule, consists of a simple tunic with short sleeves, and reaching to the knee, cut in similar fashion then a small shawl (Fig. 29s) is Egyptian wrapped round the hips, beginning with the corner a on right hip, and passing the edge a-b across the front towards the left and round the waist.

Which the Egyptian influence is equally strongly marked in this case, again, the garments are all rectin ; 30 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME angular pieces of material, the sleeves in one with the tunic. To knot the cloak to the over-skirt, as shown in this figure, the of the over-skirt should be fullness one hand the two corners of the cloak are taken in the other hand and twisted together round bunched up in ; the skirt in a knot. Fig. 14 ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSTUME PLATE X. Plate costume X. " Several varieties of this type are illustrated and described on pp.

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