Tile with Capricorn Artist: Unknown

ca. A.D. 245

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Dura-Europos
Medium

Clay with a layer of painted plaster

Dimensions

15 9/16 × 16 9/16 × 1 3/4 in. (39.5 × 42 × 4.5 cm)

Credit Line

Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

Accession Number

1933.272

Period

Roman (3rd century A.D.)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block L7, Synagogue), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • James Prosek and Edith Devaney, James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 59, pl. 43
  • 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. 26, fig. 2–12
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 270, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

tiles

Subject

Capricorn

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