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Ancient Art

Stone to Commemorate Altar to Zeus

A.D. 165–256

Limestone

36.83 × 31.75 × 8.89 cm (14 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 3 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1929.384
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, 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), 86–88, fig. 2.

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