Statue of Thalia Muse of Comedy

 

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Through looking up the museum notes on this statue I learned what a chiton, an himation and a pedum were – I had not come across the terms before.

The chiton and himation were types of costume, the chiton was a gown[1] whereas the himation was more of an outer garment[2].

The pedum was a stick associated with the god Pan[3]

My notes on the statue can be found here: Statue of Thalia

 

 

 

[1]http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/fashion_costume_culture/The-Ancient-World-Greece/Ionic-Chiton.html

[2]http://www.fashionencyclopedia.com/fashion_costume_culture/The-Ancient-World-Greece/Himation.html

[3]http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=459843&partId=1