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Terracotta lamp with inscription

A.D. 225–56

Terracotta

3 × 6.4 × 9.5 cm (1 3/16 × 2 1/2 × 3 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1929.321
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Michael I. Rostovtzeff, Professor Paul V. C. Baur, and Professor Alfred R. Bellinger, The Excavations at Dura-Europos: Preliminary Reports of the Excavations, 9 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1929–44), vol. 2 Report of the Second Season; pp. 40–41; pl. 48, ill.

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