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Re: orion-list Essene Garments

My apolgies to the list for being vague...the person who posed this
question to me was not clear.  Thank all of you for your help.

orion@mscc.huji.ac.il wrote:
> I am not aware of any early depictions of "Essenes," either, but
> stripes did (and still do) indicate class/rank. Stripes of class and
> standing within that class date back to Sumer. The symbol for a "princess"
> was a digraph composed of the symbol for a bolt of cloth with the symbol
> for a women resting on it. The bolt has two stripes. A king would have
> three. The clothing of an heir to leadership would also have stripes.
> (Don't forget, Caesar wore the broadest purple stripe in Rome...)
> By the fourteenth century CE, three stripes would stand for a Master; two
> for a journeyman, one for a senior apprentice; no stripes for a novice. So,
> whatever Medieval or Renaissance illustration is meant, the three stripes
> on cuff and hem indicate "Master at Law"...
> Cheers,
> Rochelle
> --
> Dr. Rochelle I. Altman, co-coordinator IOUDAIOS-L  risa@hol.gr

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