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Ancient Art

Cheek-piece from a horse harness

A.D. 165–256

Copper alloy

6.3 × 0.4 × 8.9 cm (2 1/2 × 3/16 × 3 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1932.1434
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman, 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block G1 36), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), 96, no. 329, fig. 44:329.

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), 269, no. 60, pl. 60.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.