Himation

DEFINITION

A rectangular woolen or linen cloak or mantle worn by men and women of ancient Greece. The himation was worn over a tunic and draped in various ways.(pr. high-MAT-ə-un)The plural form is himatia.An example:Greece, probably Boeotian, Standing draped female, Tanagra, late 4th-early 3rd century BCE, Classical, terra cotta, height 6 7/16 inches (16.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.Also see chiton, costume, fibula, mantle, peplos, and Tanagra.

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