Ancient Art

Wall painting fragment showing female face

A.D. 165–256

Paint on plaster

20 × 23.5 cm (7 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1929.353
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman (2nd or 3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block E3, Roman bath, room b), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 276, no. 77, pl. 77.

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