Head of a Bearded God Artist: UnknownRoman

ca. A.D. 1–100

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Dura-Europos

Limestone with traces of paint


6 5/16 × 4 1/8 × 4 3/16 in. (16 × 10.5 × 10.7 cm)

Credit Line

Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

Accession Number



Roman (1st century A.D.)


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Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (street just outside the Temple of Atargatis), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour, The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019), 200, no. 140
  • Hans Erik Mathiesen, Sculpture in the Parthian Empire : a study in chronology, 2 volumes (Aarhus Denmark: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1992), 203, no. 190, vol. 1, appendix II, pp.78–80, fig. 67
  • Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 1977), 79–80, no. 63, pl. 17, fig. 63
  • 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), 26, no. 21
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busts (sculpture), human figures (visual works), portraits



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