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Ancient Art

Relief of Herakles

2nd Century A.D.

Gypsum

22.3 × 13 × 5.2 cm (8 3/4 × 5 1/8 × 2 1/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5309
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 H2, Temple of Atargatis), 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: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 1977), 23, no. 14, fig. Pl.VII,1.

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), 202–3, no. 144.

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