In this respect, Helen's peplos
straddles two different categories of biographical objects: guest-gifts and exemplary works of craftsmanship.
(2) It depicts the god as a standing, bearded man wearing a chiton underneath a peplos
with kolpos and overfold.
As the word indicates, the statue's peplos
and other garments were washed; the statue itself would not have left the Erechtheum.
Dissection showed that the peplos
of tumor tissue was integrated and showed no evidence of infestation or metastasis.
The aim of Pelops's armed chariot race was marriage with Hippodameia, whom scholars now identify with the figure on the east pediment plucking at her peplos
According to Pausanias, it was Hippodameia herself who, in gratitude for her marriage to Pelops, instituted the female games as a festival to Hera by offering a peplos
to the goddess--a peplophoria that, at least anagrammatically, suggests that Pelops himself was the figure of that offering.
The original ritual of her major festival, the Panathenaia, required a select group of women and girls to weave a new robe (peplos
) for her statue.
She wears her aegis over her peplos
, and she carries her spear in her left hand and extends her right hand, holding her high-crested Attic helmet back in the direction of the hero and lion.