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Ancient Art
Artist: Orthonobazus, Parthian, ca. A.D. 165

Parthian Friezes

ca. A.D. 165

Plaster

A: 18.5 × 54.5 × 9 cm (7 5/16 × 21 7/16 × 3 9/16 in.)
B: 19.5 × 35 × 8 cm (7 11/16 × 13 3/4 × 3 1/8 in.)
C: 21 × 51 × 9 cm (8 1/4 × 20 1/16 × 3 9/16 in.)
D: 18 × 32.5 × 8 cm (7 1/16 × 12 13/16 × 3 1/8 in.)
E: 17.5 × 29.6 × 8.5 cm (6 7/8 ×
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1931.392a-g
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Parthian or Roman, 2nd century A.D.
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block D5), 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.

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