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Ancient Art

Mythological Scene

ca. A.D. 200–250

Painted plaster

110 × 105 cm (43 5/16 × 41 5/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1932.1205
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman, early 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (Temple of Bel, pronaos, east wall), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Katherine M Kiefer and Susan B. Matheson, Life in an Eastern Province: The Roman Fortress at Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), no. 13.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 224, Heyn note 28, fig. 13.6.

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.