A woman's garment, fastened at the shoulders, leaving the arms bare, and open along one side. An elaborate peplos, woven with scenes of a Gigantomachy (battle between gods and Giants), was made in Athens to be dedicated in the Panathenaia to the sacred cult image of Athena on the Acropolis. This was not the same statue as the famous Athena Parthenos.
Above left: The classic peplophoros. Copy of an original of about 470-460 BC. Rome, Terme 8577 Ht. 1.56m. © Museum Terme, Rome. Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 187
Above right: Drawing of a peplos. John Boardman, Greek Sculpture Archaic Period, p.68. © John Boardman Licence Plate 11 UK 1007 186