Ancient Art

Painted Ceiling Tile with Capricorn

ca. A.D. 245

Clay with a layer of painted plaster

39.5 x 42 x 4.5 cm (15 9/16 x 16 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1933.272
Culture: 
Dura-Europos (Syria)
Period: 
Roman, 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 270, ill.

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), 50, no. 26, fig. 2–12.

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