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Produced using RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) and digital enhancement to create a positive version of the intaglio’s carved surface.

Intaglio of Diana

2nd Century

Nicolo paste on black onyx

1.36 × 0.31 × 1.5 cm (9/16 × 1/8 × 9/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Greco-Roman or Parthian

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block N8 SW L), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Hélène Guiraud, “Intaglios from Dura–Europos,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1992): 65, no. 3a,b, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 261, no. 45, pl. 45.

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.