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Ancient Art

Plaque with goddess in a niche

ca. 113 B.C.–A.D. 256

Terracotta. Moldmade (single mold). Beige clay, pink on interior. Bitumen on lower part of back.

12 × 7 × 0.5 × 1.9 cm (4 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 3/16 × 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1931.424
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Downey, “Arabia antiqua: Hellenistic Centres around Arabia: Hellenistic, Local, and Near Eastern Elements in the Terracotta Production of Dura-Europos,” Instituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente 70, no. 2 (1993): 135–37, fig. 4.

Susan B. Downey, Terracotta Figurines and Plaques from Dura-Europos (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2003), 53–55, no. 7, fig. 6.

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.