Himation


Himation


thumb|300px|A_woman_with_a_chiton (left), and two women with a himation over a chiton (right).

A himation was a type of clothing in ancient Greece. It was usually worn over a chiton, but was made of heavier drape and played the role of a cloak.

The himation was markedly less voluminous than the Roman toga.

When the himation was used alone (without a chiton), and served both as a chiton and as a cloak, it was called an "achiton".

The himation continued into the Byzantine era, especially as iconographic dress for Christ and other figures from Biblical times, although it appears still to have been worn in real life, especially by older men of relatively low status.

ee also

*Clothing in the ancient world


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  • himation — [ imatjɔn ] n. m. • 1876; mot gr. ♦ Antiq. gr. Manteau sans manches. ● himation nom masculin (grec himation) Manteau que les Grecs des deux sexes drapaient très librement. ⇒HIMATION, subst. masc. ANTIQ. GR. Manteau sans manches d homme et de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Himatĭon — (griech.), der von den alten Griechen über dem Chiton (s. d.) getragene Überwurf, ein oblonges Stück Zeug, in das man sich nach Belieben wie meinen Mantel einhüllte. Himation. Frauen zogen es auch über den Kopf, so daß nur das Gesicht frei blieb …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • himation — HIMÁTION s.n. (Ant.) Mantie grecească amplă care se purta prinsă cu o agrafă pe piept sau pe umăr. [pron. tion. / < fr., gr. himation]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 08.12.2004. Sursa: DN  HIMÁTION s. n. (ant.) mantie grecească amplă care se purta… …   Dicționar Român

  • himation — himatìōn m <G himatióna> DEFINICIJA pov. muški i ženski drapirani ogrtač u antičkoj grčkoj nošnji, nosio se prebačen preko hitona ili na golu tijelu ETIMOLOGIJA grč. himátion …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • himation — [hi mat′ē än΄, hi mat′ēən] n. pl. himatia [hi mat′ə] [Gr himation, dim. of heima, garment < hennynai, to clothe < IE base * wes > WEAR1, L vestis] an ancient Greek outer garment consisting of a long rectangle of cloth draped over the… …   English World dictionary

  • Himation — Himatĭon, bei den alten Griechen das von noch nicht mannbaren Jünglingen und Frauen über dem Chiton getragene Obergewand [Abb. 800; nach Falke, »Hellas und Rom«] …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Himatión — Ejemplo de himatión …   Wikipedia Español

  • Himation — Moderne Rekonstruktion eines Himation ohne Untergewand Das griechische Himation und seine römische Entsprechung, das Pallium, war ein antikes Kleidungsstück, das die Funktion eines Mantels erfüllte. Inhaltsverzeic …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Himation — Exemple d himation. L himation (en grec ancien ἱμάτιον / himátion ; génitif singulier : / ) est un vêtement de la …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Himation — Hi|ma|ti|on 〈n.; s, ti|en〉 altgrch. Obergewand [grch.] * * * Hi|ma|ti|on, das; [s], …ien [griech. himátion]: aus einem rechteckigen Stück Tuch bestehender mantelartiger Überwurf für Männer u. Frauen im antiken Griechenland. * * * Himation  … …   Universal-Lexikon


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