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Ancient Art

Four Bone Doll Heads

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 265

Bone

a.: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)
b.: 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)
c.: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
d.: 4.3 cm (1 11/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1934.509a-d
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Toys and Games
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (a: block L7 W3, c: block L8 W107), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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