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Paintings in Time / Discovery, Analysis, and Interpretation of a Roman Shield from Dura-Europos

  • WHITNEY HUMANITIES CENTER 53 Wall Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

The fortified city of Dura-Europos, located in modern-day Syria, stood on the west bank of the Euphrates River and served as the furthest military outpost in the Roman Near East. 

The current exhibit presents a multi-disciplinary study of one of the site’s most unique artifacts and one of archaeology’s rarest finds—a wooden Roman shield painted with scenes from the Trojan War. 

During fall and spring term the Gallery at the Whitney is open to the public MW 3:00 to 5:00 or by appointment at (203) 432-0670.