Ancient Art

Baptistery wall painting: Christ Healing the Paralytic

ca. A.D. 232

Paint on plaster

Object: 145 x 88 cm (57 1/16 x 34 5/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1932.1202
Culture: 
Dura-Europos (Syria)
Period: 
Roman, 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 52–55, pl. 18 left, ill.

Clark Hopkins, The Discovery of Dura-Europos, ed. Bernard Goldman (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1979), 90–91, 112, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity, exh. cat. (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 334, pl. 19, 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), 46, no. 22, fig. 2–8.

Sebastian P. Brock, Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2011), 132.

Per Ingesman and Nils Arne Pedersen, Kirkens Historie, 2 vols. (Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2012), 116, Dura-Europos in detail pps. 113–118 Drawing of the house church, fig. 3.6, reconstruction of the baptistery at Yale University Art Gallery, fig. 3.7 , fig. 3.8.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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