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Head and Neck of a female statuette

3rd century A.D.

Molded plaster, originally polychrome; traces of red on lips and eyes

13.2 × 9.5 × 9 cm (5 3/16 × 3 3/4 × 3 9/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5320
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block H1 1, Temple of Gadde, northeastern part of court), 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), 103, no. 93, pl.24, fig. 93.

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.