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Ancient Art

Relief of Atargatis and Hadad

ca. A.D 100–256

Limestone

41 × 28 × 11.5 cm (16 1/8 × 11 × 4 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1930.319
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman (2nd or 3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block H2, Temple of Atargatis, courtyard), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 94–96, pl. 38, ill.

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 9–11, 173–77, no. 2, pl. 1, fig. 2.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 271, ill.

Jerome Jordan Pollitt, “An Obsession with Fortune,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 24, no. 56, fig. 8.

“Catalogue of the Exhibition ‘An Obsession with Fortune: Tyche in Greek and Roman Art’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 116, no. 56, fig. 8.

Maurice Sarte, The Middle East Under Rome (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004).

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 350, no. 43, pl. 43.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 114, no. 40, ill.

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), 198–99, no. 139.

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.