Tag: Ancient Rome

Dressing the Roman Persona

More will be added soon.


Roman Jewelry Part V: Earrings

Many of the earrings found in Ancient Rome are based on Hellenistic styles. The hoop and drop earrings being quite popular in the archeological record. Below are some of the different types. (The abbreviated version)

Isis, Anklets, & Body Chains

This the beginning of what I imagine will be an interesting research project. I’ll add in all the sources soon, my apologies for not having them in here.

Roman Fans & Parasols

No one really knows when fans first came into being but we do see them early and can only suspect that they came about even earlier. Some have even survived, a thin gold fan (chased – hammered metal) was found in the grave of Tutankhamen from 1350 BCE, a woven bamboo fan from the 2nd century BCE was found in China, and then there is the fan of Queen Theodolinda made of purple vellum from the 6th century CE. In Ancient Rome fans or flabellum served a few purposes: ceremonial to waft/ignite incense, to beat grain, fan cooking flames, and of course to keep cool… cooler.

Gap-sleeved Tunica Rosettes: Tutorial

How I make rosettes for a Roman gap-sleeved tunica.

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