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Ancient Art

Camel’s Head

ca. 113 B.C.–A.D. 256

Terracotta

10 × 7 cm (3 15/16 × 2 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1932.1251
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block G6, Street 6), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Downey, Terracotta Figurines and Plaques from Dura-Europos (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2003), 177–178, no. 120, dr. 26, fig. 117.

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.