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Ancient Art

Lamp

A.D. 165–256

Terracotta

2.2 × 7.8 × 6.6 cm (7/8 × 3 1/16 × 2 5/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1931.485
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman, 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block D5, Cistern House), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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