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Ancient Art

Nimbate and radiate god

A.D. 160–69

White limestone

66 × 41.5 × 28 cm (26 × 16 5/16 × 11 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5354
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
2nd century A.D.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block C4 16, Temple of Zeus Megistos), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 70–1, no. 52, pl. 15, fig. 52.

Hans Erik Mathiesen, Sculpture in the Parthian Empire : a study in chronology, 2 volumes (Aarhus Denmark: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1992), 201–02, no. 186, vol. 1, appendix II, pp.78–80, fig. 63.

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.