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Ancient Art

Relief of Herakles

1st Century A.D.

Gypsum pieced with plaster

33.3 × 23.7 × 8.5 cm (13 1/8 × 9 5/16 × 3 3/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5305
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block G3 M2, private house), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour, The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019), 202, no. 142.

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