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Ancient clothing pin

Description: In Ancient Greece, men and women wore very simple clothing: linen in the summer and wool in the winter.The wealthy would buy most of their clothing in the marketplace which was expensive. Most families, though, made their own clothing and dyed it either a bright color or bleached white. Women, such as mothers, daughters, or female slaves, made the clothing for the household. If you were wealthy, you probably could afford jewelry or other accessories to decorate your clothing, like this bronze pin. This pin was probably used to hold clothing or other accessories in place and probably dates around 650-600 B.C.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Greece -- Civilization -- To 146 B.C.

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