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Item Details
Public
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Culture
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Title
Scutum (Shield)
Date
200-299
Material
Painted wood and rawhide
Period
Roman
Measurements
105.5 × 41 × 30 cm (41 9/16 × 16 1/8 × 11 13/16 in.)
Repository
New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery
Accession Number
1933
ID Number
5959-001
Notes
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.
Geography
Syria
Credit Line Reproduction
Yale University Art Gallery
Rights
Public Domain
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File Properties
File Name
ag-obj-5959-001-pub-print-lg.tif
SSID
28497639

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