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GREEK WOMEN Dressd Fashion Tunic etc - (3) Three Tinted Litho Prints by Racinet

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image in the description shows a broken image icon, right click on the icon then select “copy the image location” and then paste it into your browser’s address box to see the image OR send me a message to get more images if they do not all show. Dress of the Greek Woman 3 Prints Another Fine Quality Print from Martin2001 Print Specifics: Type of print: Lithograph - Original antique print Year of printing: not indicated in the print - est. 1878 Original artist: Albert Racinet Publisher: Imp. Firmin Didot. Condition: 1 (1. Excellent - 2. Very good - 3. Good - 4. Fair) Dimensions: 7.5 x 8.5 inches, including blank margins (borders) around the image. Paper weight: 2-3 (1. Thick - 2. Heavier - 3. Medium heavy - 4. Slightly heavier - 5. Thin) Reverse side: Blank Notes: Green color around the print in the photo is a contrasting background on which the print was photographed. 1 inch = 2,54 cm. Legend to the illustrations in the print: The Greeks wore clothes that did not open at the front, unlike ours today. Nor did they cling to the body except where they were fastened by a belt, or where the softness of the material fell against the contours. The basic garment in Greek costume was the tunic, or chiton, which could be made of either linen or wool. TOP PRINT: Transparent items of clothing were worn as supplementary articles. Under the rule of Pericles in Athens, however, moral standards were relaxed and transparent materials were used as tunics. BOTTOM The first step in dressing was to wind a band of material beneath the breasts (far right). Next came a tunic of transparent material. There were several types: long, without a belt or sleeves, in the Ionian style (left centre); or short, with a belt (right centre). Over the tunic was pulled a second short, sleeveless tunic. Again, there are several types, as shown on the left of BOTTOM and in TOP ROW. The tunic shown third from the right in BOTTOM ROW, trimmed with animals and flowers, is called a zodiote. The palla was a type of overtunic attached at the shoulders with brooches and gathered at them to fall in double pleats over the breasts. The process can be seen in TOP ROW. CENTER PRINT: THE GREEKS WORE CLOTHES THAT DID NOT OPEN at the front, unlike ours today. Nor did they cling to the body except where they were fastened by a belt, or where the softness of the material fell against the contours. The basic garment in Greek costume was the tunic, or chiton, which could be made of either linen or wool. One of the most interesting outer clothes is the palla, because it falls somewhere between an over-garment and a chiton. It is fixed at the shoulders, leaving the arms bare, and is not attached at the sides but held at the waist with a belt and fastened at the hips. The women in 1, 4, 6 and 14 are wearing variants of the palia called pallulae, which stop at the waist. But one thing is certain whether the palla is worn by musicians, actors or gods, it is a distinctly feminine garment. 2, 7 11 The talaris tunic. The sleeves could be long or short and were usually wide so that they hung gracefully from the arms. The garment was made of linen and fastened with a belt. Both men and women wore the talaris in Greece, but the Romans thought it an unworthy garment for a man and never adopted it. 6 A type of cloak that probably belongs to the same family as the pharos. 7 11 The small chloene. This is an outer garment and is often mentioned by Homer. It is very simple, being made from a square of warm material; a piece of metal was attached to each corner so that the robe hung in beautiful folds. 8 A himation, which is a smaller version of a chlamys; the long chlamys reached to the ground and became the Roman paludamentum. This garment seems to consist of a rectangular piece of material with two additional drapes that end in points. It is attached to both the arm and the shoulder by hooks that join the ends together, and the folds are held by a hem. These pleats are characteristic of the himation. The tunic worn beneath it is made from a remarkable criepe or goffer material. 9 The Doric podere tunic. This garment is embroidered with stars; the actual material is transparent. The woman wearing this costume has a necklace of pearls and bracelets and anklets entwined like serpents. The light shawl, also embroidered with stars, is called a pharos. This was a fine, brightly coloured garment that was generally fastened with a pin. Homer says that it was worn by women and children. 12 A long tunic, gathered in with a belt, whose absence of sleeves suggests that it is of Doric origin. It is left open at the sides above the waist. 15 shows a chiton of a similar but simpler style, without openings at the sides. BOTTOM PRINT: The Greeks wore clothes that did not open at the front, unlike ours today. Nor did they cling to the body except where they were fastened by a belt, or where the softness of the material fell against the contours. The basic garment in Greek costume was the tunic, or chiton, which could be made of either linen or wool. The terra-cotta figures represented here are of the women of Tanagra. 1. Draped in a loose cloth with a blue overthrow piece called himation; 2. Woman of Tanagra in a rose color himation, in the left hand she holds a case for the storage of himation. It is in the form of a lotus leave; 3. Young woman from Tanagra; 4. Young woman from Tanagra, holding in her hands ample drape and wearing yellow shoes; 5. Young woman from Tanagra in a rose color headgear, holding in her left hand a bin and a mirror, all painted in rose color; 6. Another young woman with a crown of ivy, the drape envelopes only the bottom half of her body; 7. This young woman wears a coronnet, the body is majestically draped in a chiton; 8. Young women holding each other, one on the left has her head draped in himation; 9. Young woman sitting in a chair, her arms, wrapped in himation, rest on the chair rests; 10. Young woman wearing a bonnet; 11. Headgear from Cyprus, embellished with an enormous coronet, it is composed of four tiers of foliage and pearl disks; 12. Young woman sitting on a rock, her chest is bared, the coronet is made of flowers and fruits; 13. Young woman from Beotia dressed in sleeveless chiton, rose color himation thrown over her legs, her eyes are painted blue, the hair brown. Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy! Any print purchased from me may be returned for any (or no) reason for a full refund including all postage. seller since 1998. Five-star service. Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving

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This old engraving has substantiated and stimulated a recent interest of mine; this physical thing now hangs in front of my reading chair, and I have found the digital copy of the charming old book from which it was cut (VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OR SCENES IN MANY LANDS VOLUME
de Colange, Leo (Ed.)).
Published by E.W. Walker, Boston, MA (1887))
I recommend enjoying some of the 19th century paintings under "Trabzon in art" in commons.wikipedia., which is where I first discovered this one. In some of these it is the artists viewpoint of serious (not ) peacefulness that I especially enjoy, and now this is substantiated, in front of my reading chair.

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