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Ancient Art

Cult Stele to the God Aphlad

A.D. 51

Plaster cast

50.8 × 31.75 × 9.21 cm (20 × 12 1/2 × 3 5/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1932.1213
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Parthian, 1st century A.D.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block N8, Temple of Aphlad), 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), 7–9, 193–194, 203, no. 1, pl. 1, fig. 1.

Clark Hopkins, The Discovery of Dura-Europos, ed. Bernard Goldman (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1979), 87–88, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), Brody note 22.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 87, fig. 4–9.

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