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Ancient Art

Wooden slab with inscription

A.D. 165–256

Paint on wood

21 × 58.7 × 0.8 cm (8 1/4 × 23 1/8 × 5/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1929.370
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman (2nd or 3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Inscriptions
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 323, no. 3, pl. 3.

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), 92, no. 21, fig. 4–12.

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