Ancient Art

Fragments of a Vessel

2nd–3rd century A.D.

Free-blown glass with paint and gilding

3.05 × 4.39 × 0.28 cm (1 3/16 × 1 3/4 × 1/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Not on view
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Containers - Glass

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


Richard A. Grossmann, Ancient Glass: A Guide to the Yale Collection (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2002), 18, fig. 17.

Professor Christoph W. Clairmont, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, ed. Ann Perkins (New Haven, Conn: Dura-Europos Publications, 1963), 34, no. 126, (1931.588a) pl. 20.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 276, Grossmann, 1931.588.a, fig. 16.2.

Professor Paul V. C. Baur, The Excavations at Dura-Europos: Preliminary Report of the Fourth Season of Work, 4 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1933), 252, pl. VII, 4.

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