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1959): "Hellenistic and Roman cuirassed statues", Berytus, 13, pp.
At the ancestral home of his beloved Madame de Malrive, an American miserably married to a French nobleman, he is conscious of "the wigged and cuirassed portraits frowning high on the walls, the majestic attitude of the furniture, the rigidity of great gilt consoles drawn up like lords-in-waiting against the tarnished panels" (186).
The toga, the Roman civic costume par excellence of both emperors and private persons, is absent from Cyprus, and what seems to be the only other mode of representation for Roman emperors was to show them cuirassed, as in the case of a number of (headless) statues from the theatre of Salamis.