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Ancient Art

Frieze fragment with three patterned bands

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256


A: 14.2 × 27.5 × 9.5 cm (5 9/16 × 10 13/16 × 3 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Roman (2nd or 3rd century A.D.)
Architectural Elements

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block A1, Military Temple), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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), 57, pl. 36, 1.

Lucy T. Shoe, “Architectural Mouldings of Dura-Europos,” Berytus 9 (1948): 20–23, pl. 8, 183.

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