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Ancient Art

Fragment of relief-decorated molding

ca. 200–1 B.C.

Plaster

22.6 × 34.4 × 14.5 cm (8 7/8 × 13 9/16 × 5 11/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1931.390
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Hellenistic, 2nd or 1st century B.C.
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (blocks B2 A1, C7 B2, E4-2, and Temple of Bel, room K), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Lucy T. Shoe, “Architectural Mouldings of Dura-Europos,” Berytus 9 (1948): 20–23, pl. 8, 184 pl. 13, 2.

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