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Ancient Art

Painted Tile with Bald-Headed Silenus Inside Circle

ca. A.D. 245

Clay with layer of painted plaster

presently: 30 × 50 cm (11 13/16 × 19 11/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1933.290
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman (3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block L7 A31, House of the Scribes), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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