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Ancient Art

Latin Funerary Stele with Banquet Scene

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Gypsum

72 × 48 × 11 cm (28 3/8 × 18 7/8 × 4 5/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5356
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
2nd or 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block H4 B, Temple of Artemis Nanaia), 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), 94, 153–169, no. 81, pl. 22, fig. 81.

Hans Erik Mathiesen, Sculpture in the Parthian Empire : a study in chronology, 2 volumes (Aarhus Denmark: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1992), 204, no. 193, vol. 1, appendix II, pp.78–80, fig. 69.

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.