Himation

Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase about 480 BC. New York, Shelby White and Leon Levy collectionMarble statue of Zeus showing himation being worn..Dresden. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Skulptureensammlung 68. Photo. Mus. 60/162Dress in the form of a rectangular piece of cloth which may be worn over other dress, by women and old men, or on its own by men. It is usually draped over the left shoulder and across the waist, held in position by the left arm.

Above left: Detail from an Athenian red-figure clay vase about 480 BC. New York, Shelby White and Leon Levy collection © New York, Shelby White and Leon Levy collection

Above right: Marble statue of Zeus showing himation being worn..Dresden. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Skulptureensammlung 68. Photo. Mus. 60/162 © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen. Dresden.