Ancient Art

Statuette of Heracles

ca. early 3rd century A.D.

Limestone

other: 35 x 19 x 14 cm (13 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1931.416
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Graeco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
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: 

Michael I. Rostovtzeff, Professor Paul V. C. Baur, and Professor Alfred R. Bellinger, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, 9 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1929–44), 240–41, pl. 9.1.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 369, no. 68, pl. 68.

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), 52, no. 76, fig. 2–20.

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.