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Ancient Art

Silver Fibula

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Silver and glass

5 × 8.8 cm (1 15/16 × 3 7/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1929.403
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Jewelry
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), 78, 81–82, vol. 2, p. 78, no. 9, p. 81–82, pl. 44.1; vol. 4, pl. 26, ill.

M. I. R., “Yale’s Work at Doura,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University 4, no. 1 (1930): 84, fig. 11.

Arthur Upham Pope and Phyllis Ackerman, Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, 6 vols. (London: Oxford University Press, 1938), 465, Pls. IV, 139 M.

Dorothy E. Miner, ed., Early Christian and Byzantine Art: An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, April 25–June 22, exh. cat. (Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum, 1947), 98, no. 464, pl. LXVI.

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