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CANDYS

CANDYS (κάνδυς), a gown worn by the

Candys, Persian dress.

Medes and Persians over their trowsers and other garments (Xen. Cyr. 1.3, § 2; Anab. 1.5, [p. 1.354] § 8; Diod. 17.77). It had wide sleeves, and was made of woollen cloth, which was either purple or of some other splendid colour. In the Persepolitan sculptures, nearly all the principal personages are clothed in it. The three shown above are taken from Sir R. K. Porter's Travels (vol. i. pl. 94).

[J.Y]

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