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Ancient Art

Blade Fragments

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Iron, Bone

a: 3 × 7.8 cm (1 3/16 × 3 1/16 in.)
b: 2.2 × 12 cm (7/8 × 4 3/4 in.)
c: 2.1 × 9.5 cm (13/16 × 3 3/4 in.)
d: 2.7 × 13.3 cm (1 1/16 × 5 1/4 in.)
e: 1.2 × 4 cm (1/2 × 1 9/16 in.)
f: 2 × 2.5 cm (13/16 × 1 in.)
g (complete): 1.6 × 9.5 c
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1933.710a-i
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (E: block N7 W2), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.