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2c.5iii everyday life - clothing


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2c.5iii everyday life - clothing

  1. 1. Everyday Life - Clothing
  2. 2. Everyday Life - Clothing• Very little clothing survives from Pompeii and Herculaneum, although frescoes and statuary provide some idea of what people wore• Most males wore a tunic , a simple knee-length garment, belted at the waist, usually made from woollen fabric• Only citizens were entitled to wear the toga which was only usually worn on formal occasions
  3. 3. Everyday Life - Clothing• The poorer freeborn working man, freedman and slave all wore similar tunics loosely tied at the waist• Adult male citizens of high status wore a personalised signet ring that was used to make an impression in sealing wax in order to authorise documents
  4. 4. Everyday Life - Clothing • Freeborn women and freed women wore similar clothing • Their basic item of clothing was a full, long tunic (tunica) and assembled in two styles similar to the Greek style of tunic • Married women were also expected to wear the stola, a long sleeveless tunic, frequently if not always suspended at the shoulders from short straps • It was worn on the top of the basic tunic
  5. 5. Everyday Life - Clothing • Respectable matrons wore a stola, a long, sleeveless garment, on top of the tunic and a long cloak or palla, when they went outdoors
  6. 6. Everyday Life - Clothing• While women of all three classes wore similar styles of garments, the quality and colour of the fabrics may have varied• The clothing of poorer working women and slaves would have depended on the work they did• Not all slaves were poorly dressed• The skeleton of a women found near Pompeii had a gold serpent bracelet with the engraving “from the master to his slave girl”
  7. 7. Everyday Life - Clothing• Women took pride in their appearance• They wore jewellery, did their hair in various styles and many wore makeup• Evidence for this comes from the objects that have been found: ivory combs, silver or bronze mirrors, cosmetics and perfume containers, and jewellery such as rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pins and brooches