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Infula
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(Woollen) band with various uses. Together with garlands, the infulae are the most commonly used items of decoration in Roman worship: on sacrificial animals, sacred buildings, sometimes also altars (Fest. 100 L.). They are also used to decorate houses on the occasion of a wedding (Luc. 2,355; Plin. HN 29,30; Serv. Aen. 4,458). As a component of priestly vestments (head band [1]), the infula is a diadem-like band from the ends of which tassels (vittae) hang down on both sides, sometimes of red and white threads, sometimes subdivided into individual segments (astragalos

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Siebert, Anne Viola (Hannover), “Infula”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e524540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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