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Thymiaterion Green-Glazed Altar

mid-2nd to mid-3rd century A.D.


31.8 × 23.3 × 13.9 cm (12 1/2 × 9 3/16 × 5 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
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Syrian, Dura-Europos
3rd century A.D.
Containers - Ceramics

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block H2, Temple of Atargatis, cistern), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Michael I. Rostovtzeff, Dura-Europos and Its Art, 1st (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1938), 46, pl. 8:2, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 272, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 346, no. 39, pl. 39.

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), 62, no. 44, ill.

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