Palla (garment)

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Statue of Livia Drusilla, wearing a stola and palla.

The palla was a traditional ancient Roman mantle worn by women, fastened by brooches. It was similar to the pallium that a man would wear. The shape was rectangular instead of semi-circular, as with the traditional toga.[1] The garment dates to the 3rd century BC.[2]

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  1. ^ James, Sharon L.; Dillon, Sheila (2015-06-15). A Companion to Women in the Ancient World. John Wiley & Sons. p. 485. ISBN 978-1-119-02554-2.
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica, Incorporated. 1970. p. 681.

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