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Gypsum Statuette (Nebo?)

ca. A.D. 150


24.5 × 18 × 13.5 cm (9 5/8 × 7 1/16 × 5 5/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Not on view
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Greco-Roman or Parthian

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block H1 3, Temple of Gadde, naos 3), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 2, p. 246, no. 494, pl. 221; vol. 6, p. 699, no. 9, pl. 414.

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 1977), 64–5, 226, no. 48, pl. 12, fig. 48.

Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 110–111, pl. 49, ill.

Lucinda Dirven, The Palmyrenes of Dura-Europos: A Study of Religious Interaction in Roman Syria (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1999), 128–29, 235–36, 254, pl. 7.

Hans Erik Mathiesen, Sculpture in the Parthian Empire : a study in chronology, 2 volumes (Aarhus Denmark: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1992), 201, no. 184, vol. 1, appendix II, pp.78–80, fig. 61.

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