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Ancient Art

Figure of an Eagle

3rd century A.D.

Alabaster

13 × 10 × 8.5 cm (5 1/8 × 3 15/16 × 3 3/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5318
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block X7 5, barracks around Dolicheneum), 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), 137, no. 163, pl. 38, fig. 163.

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.