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Roman Scene

25 x 32 1/2 in. (63.5 x 82.6 cm)

Unknown, American
American

Object Type: Textiles
Medium and Support: Embroidery on silk with watercolor
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Topham
Accession Number: 1975.137
Location: Currently on view
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This detailed but unidentified scene incorporates distinctive characteristics from ancient Roman culture, including an army legionary standard topped with an eagle at top right, men dressed in bronze armor and helmets, and women in classical drapery.

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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