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Silk Fragment with Pattern

ca. A.D. 200–256

Silk, undyed

1933.486a: 8 × 15.5 cm (3 1/8 × 6 7/8 in.) 1933.486a: Warp 8.0 cm. Weft: 15.5 cm. 1933.486b: Warp 4.5 cm. Weft 17.5 cm.
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Roman (3rd century A.D.)
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Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos, present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Susan B. Matheson and Diana E.E. Kleiner, I Claudia Women in Ancient Rome, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1996), 159–160, no. 108, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 365, no. 63, pl. 63.

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), 55, no. 58, fig. 2–29.

Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour, The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019), 187, no. 132.

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