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Encombōma

ἐγκόμβωμα). An article of Greek attire—viz. a sort of apron tied round the body in a

Encomboma. (Rich.)

knot (whence the name arose), and worn by slaves to keep the tunic clean (Longus, ii. 33), by young girls (Varr. ap. Non. s. v. p. 542), and also on the comic stage (Iul. Pollux, iv. 18). Both of these latter uses are exemplified by the annexed figure of a young woman playing on the double pipes, from a marble bas-relief representing a scene from some play.

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