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DATES The type of costume here shown is a rather elaborate shawl drapery worn without any tunic underneath. earliest Later comes the tunic with various fringed shawl draperies worn in addition, and some of the latest types have the tunic worn alone without the shawl draperies. in this style The dates given for the costumes illustrated have been verified at the British Museum. should be remembered, as in the case of ancient It Egyptian costume, that the dresses changed very slowly indeed, and most styles of this era were worn literally for hundreds of years.
The first wears a plain ungirded tunic and 46 ANCIENT ASSYRIAN COSTUME a simply draped shawl covering the figure partially. The second is the dress of a Queen, and has the tunic almost entirely covered with a voluminous shawl. The wide belt with narrow belt over it seems to be confined to the men's costume, as also the tighter and scantier shawl draperies which exist in singular variety. " Also reproductions and Historique "; Hottenroth handbooks of the collections in the British Museum. C. (see British Museum).
He also same on the wears the mentioned in connection with Plate XI. tassels belt ; which look like horsehair The wavy hang from his sword a tassel also hangs from the back of his necklace, and two ribbons from his cap-band. Note the of this cap to the so-called fez or tarbush at the present day.