Ancient Art

Julius Terentius Performing a Sacrifice

A.D. 239

Paint on plaster

107 x 165 cm (42 1/8 x 64 15/16 in).
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1931.386
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), 43–45, pl. 12, ill.

Handbook of the Collections (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 271, ill.

“Catalogue of the Exhibition ‘An Obsession with Fortune: Tyche in Greek and Roman Art’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 113, no. 32.

Pieter B. F. J. Broucke, “Tyche and the Fortune of Cities in the Greek and Roman World,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 41, no. 32, fig. 23.

Lucinda Dirven, The Palmyrenes of Dura-Europos: A Study of Religious Interaction in Roman Syria (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1999), 123, 157, 186, 303–307, pl. 13.

Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), xxv, pls. 1, 2 (detail), fig. 18, 20.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity, exh. cat. (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 344, pl. 37. Fig 13.9 is a detail of plate, fig. 13.9.

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), 6, no. 3.

Simon T. James, Rome and the Sword: How Warriors and Weapons Shaped Roman Histoy (London: Thames and Hudson, 2011), 135, ill.

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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