"A woolen cloak which was probably only a varied form of pallium." — Anthon, 1891

Abolla

"A woolen cloak which was probably only a varied form of pallium." — Anthon, 1891

"Marcus Aurelius Antoninus stands almost alone in the history of the world as a philosopher and philanthopist clothed in royal purple. He was born A.D. 121, adopted by Antoninus Pius in 138, became consul in 140, and succeeded his adoptive father as emperor in 161." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"Marcus Aurelius Antoninus stands almost alone in the history of the world as a philosopher and philanthopist…

"And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight." Acts 1:9 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus ascending into heaven while his apostles watch from the ground. Eight of the apostles are standing, while three are kneeling. Mountains and palm trees are visible in the background. Jesus is wearing a flowing robe and a halo of light surrounds his head.

The Ascension of Jesus in front of the Apostles

"And when he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up; and a cloud received him…

"Represents a Roman augur, with his litmus or divining staff, observing the signs in the heavens." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Roman augur

"Represents a Roman augur, with his litmus or divining staff, observing the signs in the heavens." —…

Illustration of Saint Boniface, Apostle of Germany, blesses and converts several people in Germania.Men and women kneel in front of the saint. Several of the men are wearing horned helmets. Two clergy follow behind Saint Boniface, carrying the crucifix.

Saint Boniface Converts Many in Germania

Illustration of Saint Boniface, Apostle of Germany, blesses and converts several people in Germania.Men…

A Cistercian, clad in white robe.

Cistercians

A Cistercian, clad in white robe.

The Muse Clio.

Clio

The Muse Clio.

A side robe of homely or course clothe.

Cope

A side robe of homely or course clothe.

A woman in a long white robe clutches a dagger, or perhaps a cross. She stands by large windows.

Woman with Dagger

A woman in a long white robe clutches a dagger, or perhaps a cross. She stands by large windows.

"The deacon's robe, in the Roman Catholic Church. the most ancient form of the dalmatic is exhibited in the annexed wood-cut, after an early Christian painting on the walls of catacombs at Rmb. It was originally of linen, but it is now generally made of the same heavy silk as the Planeta, worn by the priest." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dalmatic

"The deacon's robe, in the Roman Catholic Church. the most ancient form of the dalmatic is exhibited…

"Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the entrance of the house. And it was so, when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, that she obtained favor in his sight; and the king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that was in his hand. So Esther drew near, and touched the top of the sceptre." Esther 5:1-2 ASV
<p>Illustration of Esther, dressed in the finest robes, approaching the throne of the king. The king reaches out for her. A handmaid holds the train of Esther's robes. A small boy stands next to the king, with a crown on a pillow. The room is richly decorated with curtains and columns.

Esther Approaches the King and is Welcomed

"Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on her royal apparel, and stood in the inner…

A group of ancient Greek around a stone table.

Gathering of Greeks

A group of ancient Greek around a stone table.

Indian robes are commonly made of buffalo skins, with the hair remaining, and the inside finely and delicately dressed. On this side are painted representations of the battles in which the possessor has been engaged.

Indian Robe

Indian robes are commonly made of buffalo skins, with the hair remaining, and the inside finely and…

"Iris puts on her robe of many colors, and tingeing the sky with her bow, seeks the palace of the King fo Sleep." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Iris

"Iris puts on her robe of many colors, and tingeing the sky with her bow, seeks the palace of the King…

"And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver, he sent it to Jerusalem to offer a sin offering, doing therein very well and honestly, in that he was mindful of the resurrection:" 2 Maccabees 12:43 
<p>Illustration of Judas' soldiers carrying a box full of twelve thousand drachmas of silver. They are handing the box over to the priest at the temple at Jerusalem. The entrance to the temple is framed by two columns.

Judas Sends Twelve Thousand Drachmas of Silver to Jerusalem

"And when he had made a gathering throughout the company to the sum of two thousand drachms of silver,…

Standing king.

King

Standing king.

"So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet." 2 Samuel 6:15 ASV
<p>Illustration of King David marching before the ark, playing his harp. The priests and people march behind him, carrying the ark and playing trumpets and tambourines. A young boy marches and plays a triangle.

King David Takes the Ark of the Covenant to Mount Zion

"So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of Jehovah with shouting, and with the sound…

An illustration of a lion being hit by a palm tree and a photographer riding away on a horse.

Lion Being Hit by Palm Tree & Photographer Riding Away on a Horse

An illustration of a lion being hit by a palm tree and a photographer riding away on a horse.

An illustration of a photographer shooting a lion dressed in a robe leaning against a rock.

Photographer Shooting Lion in Robe

An illustration of a photographer shooting a lion dressed in a robe leaning against a rock.

An illustration of a lion wearing a robe and chasing a photographer.

Lion Wearing Robe Chasing Photographer

An illustration of a lion wearing a robe and chasing a photographer.

An illustration of a lion wearing a robe and chasing a photographer who created a sling shot out of a palm tree.

Lion Wearing Robe Chasing Photographer

An illustration of a lion wearing a robe and chasing a photographer who created a sling shot out of…

An illustration of a man wearing a robe and top hat.

Man in Robe with Top Hat

An illustration of a man wearing a robe and top hat.

A statue of Minerva, with a serpent depicted at the goddesses' feet.

Minerva

A statue of Minerva, with a serpent depicted at the goddesses' feet.

"According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the hide of the goat Amalthea, which has suckled him in his infancy. The following represents Minerva with the aegis." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Minerva with aegis

"According to ancient mythology, the aegis worn by Jupiter was the hide of the goat Amalthea, which…

An old man wearing an academic or ecclesiastical robe and skull cap stands and points to a paper on a table in front of him.

Old Man in Robe Pointing to a Paper

An old man wearing an academic or ecclesiastical robe and skull cap stands and points to a paper on…

This Bishop's robe pattern is found in the sacristy of the St. Croce church in Florence, Italy. It is a geometrical pattern.

Bishop's Robe Pattern

This Bishop's robe pattern is found in the sacristy of the St. Croce church in Florence, Italy. It is…

"On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And there were gathered unto him great multitudes, so that he entered into a boat, and sat; and all the multitude stood on the beach. And he spake to them many things in parables..." Matthew 13:1-3 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus sitting in the stern of a small fishing boat, reaching out to the people on shore and teaching in parables. A man sits in the bow on a fishing net. Several people stand on shore. One woman holds a baby and has a small child standing beside her. Another woman is sitting on the shore. There are mountains in the background and a single tree in the center of the image.

Jesus Teaches the Multitude on the Shore While He Sits in a Boat

"On that day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And there were gathered unto him…

"Statue of an Assyrian Priest." &mdash;D'Anvers, 1895

Assyrian priest

"Statue of an Assyrian Priest." —D'Anvers, 1895

Saint Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Africa, sits among various other clergy and teaches from his writings. He is dressed in a bishop's cassock. His head is surrounded by a halo. Some of the men surrounding him are holding books.

Saint Augustine of Hippo Teaches from His Writings

Saint Augustine, bishop of Hippo in Africa, sits among various other clergy and teaches from his writings.…

The Renaissance square panel is a motif that comes from a robe in the St. Croce church in Florence, Italy.

Renaissance Square Panel

The Renaissance square panel is a motif that comes from a robe in the St. Croce church in Florence,…

An illustration of a squirrel wearing a robe and holding a candle standing near a four poster bed.

Squirrel Wearing Robe and Holding Candle Near Bed

An illustration of a squirrel wearing a robe and holding a candle standing near a four poster bed.

A squirrel with candle and robe going to bed.

Good Night Squirrel

A squirrel with candle and robe going to bed.

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spat upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head." Matthew 27:28-30 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus being scourged and beaten by the soldiers. They are placing a crown of thorns on his head. They have put a robe on him and a reed in his hands. One soldier is knelt mockingly at Jesus' feet, another soldier holds a multi-strap, leather whip. A group of people and soldiers can be seen in the background.

Jesus Scourged, Mocked, and Crowned with Thorns

"And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And they platted a crown of thorns and put it…

"Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him be crucified. And he said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified." Matthew 27:22-23 ASV
<p>Illustration of Pontius Pilate asking the people what he should do with Jesus. Jesus' hands are bound by rope, he's holding a reed, and he's wearing a crown of thorns. Pilate is dressed in a typical Roman short tunic and is wearing a laurel crown. They are standing on a high balcony and the people can be seen yelling and waving their hands down below. Two soldiers and three men are standing behind Jesus. A woman, perhaps Mary, his mother, is standing on a distant balcony.

Pilate Brings Jesus Before the People and They Ask for His Crucifixion

"Pilate saith unto them, What then shall I do unto Jesus who is called Christ? They all say, Let him…

An illustration of a woman tying a man's robe.

Woman Tying Man's Robe

An illustration of a woman tying a man's robe.