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Ancient Art

Terracotta relief plaque

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Terracotta. Moldmade (single mold). Beige clay with abundant traces of pale brown slip and small traces of white slip or incrustation.

8.6 × 5.5 × 1.5 cm (3 3/8 × 2 3/16 × 9/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.4928
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block N8 W1, Wall Street), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Downey, Terracotta Figurines and Plaques from Dura-Europos (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2003), 51, no. 2, dr. 1, fig. 2.

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