It is an ensemble that symbolically communicates through conventions on medieval dress language, the status of the Rector of Chief of “Magnificus” rank of an autonomous and privileged corporation.
While respecting the heraldic coding, the Rector’s clothing is red scarlet with hermin garments, signifies and signals a sovereign authority or delegated sovereign powers in our case through the Constitution.
In medieval tradition, university graduates have the right to wear long, long anklets, like clergy, nobles and crown magistrates. According to the supreme academic rank, the rector’s robe is long, from the red velvet velvet lined with hermine visible to the high velvet cuffs.
All the sumptuous medieval and university collections feature a flagship, “loros,” a long scarf, a reduction of the Roman toy, a sign of Roman citizenship, and belonging to civilization, opposed to barbarism. The Loros, a secular symbolic object of the late antiquity of both sides of the empire, perpetuated in the west by the church, transmitted to the Holy Roman Empire in the East by the Byzantine Empire, is generalized in the clothes of the clergy, nobles, magistrates and notables present in ceremonial use clergy of magistrates and academics.
The rector’s ceremony is the property of the University, it involves white gloves with long sleeves, as a symbol of privileged status of “regalia“