|Relief with togate
|1st – 3rd Century A.D
|355 mm x 350 mm x 125 mm
|Good condition. Restoration to join the two pieces together. Restoration report included.
|Ex French private collection, G., Family of architects, acquired before 1980s
Roman reliefs with togate figures often depict scenes from Roman life, showcasing individuals dressed in the distinctive Roman toga, a garment worn exclusively by Roman citizens. The toga was a symbol of Roman citizenship and was typically worn on formal occasions. In reliefs, togate figures are commonly portrayed in various social, political, or ceremonial settings, providing a glimpse into the cultural and societal norms of ancient Rome.
These reliefs serve as valuable historical and artistic artifacts, offering insights into the clothing styles, social hierarchies, and daily life of the Roman people. The toga itself was a draped garment made from a large piece of cloth and was worn in a specific manner, with variations in style and color indicating the wearer’s social status and the nature of the event.