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A variety of cloaks or shawls were worn over the tunic, including the palla worn by rich women and the toga of Roman male citizens. The toga was so important to the Romans that the poet Vergil described his countrymen as “masters of the earth, the race that wears the toga”. < the toga This statue shows just how elaborate a toga could be. 7 m (9 ft) wide. It was draped over the left shoulder with one end reaching to the ground. The other end was then passed around the back and under the right arm and back over the left shoulder.
Although it has been carefully repaired, the cracks are still visible. 6 m (8½ ft) tall COLOSSAL STATUES > Giant statues like this, made in bronze or stone, were called colossi. This marble head belonged to a statue of Emperor Constantine. The sculpture showed Constantine seated on a throne holding a globe in one hand, symbolizing his claim to rule the world. Only the head, arms, and feet were made of marble. The body, which has not survived, was probably a wooden frame covered with bronze or plaster.
The head was added by the Italian sculptor Pietro Bernini (1562–1629), who admired ancient Roman art, and restored many sculptures. 41 art Gold leaf is still visible in parts Paludamentum, a cloak worn by Roman generals PAINTING > The walls of the houses of rich Romans were covered with paintings, showing myths, landscapes, and scenes from daily life. Some of the finest can be seen in Pompeii and Herculaneum, the towns buried when the volcano Vesuvius erupted in ad 79. This painting, from Pompeii, shows two women feeding a pet goat.
Ancient Rome (DK Google E.guides) by Peter Chrisp