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Large Altar to Gods of Palmyra

A.D. 165-256

Limestone

Object: 73.66 x 36.83 x 27.94 cm (29 x 14 1/2 x 11 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1929.385
Culture: 
Dura-Europos (Syria)
Period: 
Roman, 2nd or 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Bibliography: 

Michael I. Rostovtzeff, Professor Paul V. C. Baur, and Professor Alfred R. Bellinger, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, 9 vols. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929–1944), 90-1, vol. 2, p. 90, fig. 3, fig. 3.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity, exh. cat. (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 345, pl. 38, 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), 74, no. 18, 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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