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Ancient Art

Decorated Bone Instrument with Flat Disc

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Bone

a: 0.7 × 11.2 cm (1/4 × 4 7/16 in.)
b: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1932.1698
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block C7 G9), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 93–94, no. 60.

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