Ampyx – Greek Hair Band

Ampyx – Greek Hair Band

The ampyx was a frontlet, or band, worn by Greek ladies to confine the hair, passing around the front of the head and fastening behind. It was generally a plate of gold or silver, richly worked, and adorned with precious stones. The ampyx appears in festive scenes depicted on Etruscan tombs worn by females.

Ampyx - Hair Band

Ampyx - Hair Band

SOURCE: A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Volume 1 edited by Sir William Smith, William Wayte, George Eden Marindin

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