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Baptistery wall painting: Christ Walking on Water
ca. A.D. 232
Paint on plaster
Object: 139 x 100 cm (54 3/4 x 39 3/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Roman, 3rd century A.D.
Carl H. Kraeling and C. Bradford Welles, The Excavations at Dura-Europos (New Haven, Conn.: Dura-Europos Publications, 1967), 6165, fig. 6 is a drawing from tracing of Christ, pls. 25, 36, and 37 (tracing), fig. 6.
Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 5255, pl. 18 right, ill.
Clark Hopkins, The Discovery of Dura-Europos, ed. Bernard Goldman (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1979), 9091, 112114, ill.
Katherine M Kiefer and Susan B. Matheson, Life in an Eastern Province: The Roman Fortress at Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), no. 6.
Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 335, no. 20, pl. 20.
Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 4647, no. 23, fig. 29.
Sebastian P. Brock, Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2011), 132.
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