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Scutum (Shield), result 1 of 1
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Painted wood and rawhide
105.5 × 41 × 30 cm (41 9/16 × 16 1/8 × 11 13/16 in.)
New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery
Provenance: This is the only known surviving example of the semicylindrical shield known as a scutum, used by Roman legionaries and known from literary sources. Found flattened, in thirteen pieces, and missing its umbo (central boss), the shield was reconstructed by the Yale-French excavation team. The painted decoration reflects Roman iconography of victory, including an eagle with a laurel wreath, winged Victories, and a lion.
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Yale University Art Gallery
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