Ancient Art

Lower half of large alabaster statuette of half-draped Aphrodite

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Alabaster

other: 23.18 x 9.53 x 5.4 cm (9 1/8 x 3 3/4 x 2 1/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1933.303
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Graeco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not 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: 

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 36, 153–169, no. 12, pl. 5, fig. 12.

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