Ancient Art

Tile with Greek Inscription in Wreath

ca. A.D. 245

Clay with layer of painted plaster

39 x 39.5 x 4.5 cm (15 3/8 x 15 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1933.257
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman (3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Inscriptions
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 339, no. 32, pl. 32.

Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 50, no. 20, fig. 2–13.

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