Ancient Art

Parthian Arrow Shaft

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Wood

31.8 cm (12 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1930.597
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Parthian
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, 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), 222, no. 823, fig. 135:823.

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