Ancient Greek Female Costume 
Figure wearing diplax or mantle doubled over the chiton poderes, or chiton reaching to the feet.
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Figure wearing diplax or mantle doubled over the chiton poderes, or chiton reaching to the feet.

Figure with long-sided chiton.
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Figure with long-sided chiton.

Figure with diploidion or bib over peplos and chiton poderes.
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Figure with diploidion or bib over peplos and chiton poderes.

Figure with ampechonion or outer garment, and sleeveless chiton buttoned to give the appearance of sleeves.
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Figure with ampechonion or outer garment, and sleeveless chiton buttoned to give the appearance of sleeves.

Priestess of Demeter (Ceres) with long-sided diploidion or ampechonion.
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Priestess of Demeter (Ceres) with long-sided diploidion or ampechonion.

Side view of figure with detached diploidion.
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Side view of figure with detached diploidion.

Demeter (Ceres) with clasp-fastened chiton and veil (kredemnon).
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Demeter (Ceres) with clasp-fastened chiton and veil (kredemnon).

Girdle with clasp-fastened chitons; the upper part is doubled over, and the girdle goes over the two thicknesses of the cloth.
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Girdle with clasp-fastened chitons; the upper part is doubled over, and the girdle goes over the two thicknesses of the cloth.

Girdle with clasp-fastened chitons; the upper part is doubled over, and the girdle goes over the two thicknesses of the cloth.
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Girdle with clasp-fastened chitons; the upper part is doubled over, and the girdle goes over the two thicknesses of the cloth.

Girdle with clasp-fastened chitons; the upper part is doubled over, and the girdle goes over the two thicknesses of the cloth.
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Girdle with clasp-fastened chitons; the upper part is doubled over, and the girdle goes over the two thicknesses of the cloth.

Priestess of Demeter wearing simplest form of chiton girt at the waist; the upper part hangs over in front as a diploidion.
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Priestess of Demeter wearing simplest form of chiton girt at the waist; the upper part hangs over in front as a diploidion.

Female with chiton arranged with long sides, upper part folded over in front.
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Female with chiton arranged with long sides, upper part folded over in front.

Priestess with chiton and veil (kredemnon).
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Priestess with chiton and veil (kredemnon).

Figures wearing chitons with upper part folded over as a bib, and fastened at the shoulders by clasp.
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Figures wearing chitons with upper part folded over as a bib, and fastened at the shoulders by clasp.

Figures wearing chitons with upper part folded over as a bib, and fastened at the shoulders by clasp.
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Figures wearing chitons with upper part folded over as a bib, and fastened at the shoulders by clasp.

Bacchante with sacred fillet and thyrsus; chiton folded over and girt over the two thicknesses of cloth.
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Bacchante with sacred fillet and thyrsus; chiton folded over and girt over the two thicknesses of cloth.

Figure with chiton, upper part hanging over to give the effect of a second garment.
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Figure with chiton, upper part hanging over to give the effect of a second garment.

Girl with chiton made of one large piece of cloth; it is embroidered on the upper or diploidion part to represent a bib.
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Girl with chiton made of one large piece of cloth; it is embroidered on the upper or diploidion part to represent a bib.

Bacchante with the crotals, dancing, showing the opening at the sides of the garment.
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Bacchante with the crotals, dancing, showing the opening at the sides of the garment.

Female dancer with himation only, called, when thus worn, achiton, i. e. without chiton.
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Female dancer with himation only, called, when thus worn, achiton, i. e. without chiton.

Bacchante with thyrsus, wears chiton over girt diploidion, and scarf (mantile).
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Bacchante with thyrsus, wears chiton over girt diploidion, and scarf (mantile).

Bacchante with crotals, wears single chiton without doubled part, and scarf (mantile).
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Bacchante with crotals, wears single chiton without doubled part, and scarf (mantile).

Bacchante with torches, wearing himation, or cloak.
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Bacchante with torches, wearing himation, or cloak.

Bacchante with rod of sesamum, wearing chiton and himation.
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Bacchante with rod of sesamum, wearing chiton and himation.

Female flute-player, wearing chiton and himation.
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Female flute-player, wearing chiton and himation.

Mourner, wears chiton, and has part of himation wrapped round the head as a veil.
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Mourner, wears chiton, and has part of himation wrapped round the head as a veil.

Electra, with shorn hair, wears dark embroidered chiton and himation.
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Electra, with shorn hair, wears dark embroidered chiton and himation.

Canephorus, i. e. maiden who bore a basket containing offerings for Athene in the solemn procession of Panathenaea at Athens. Wearing probably white and gold embroidered chiton and himation.
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Canephorus, i. e. maiden who bore a basket containing offerings for Athene in the solemn procession of Panathenaea at Athens. Wearing probably white and gold embroidered chiton and himation.

Leaning figure, wears chiton and himation.
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Leaning figure, wears chiton and himation.

Figure with chiton and himation.
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Figure with chiton and himation.

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