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Ancient Art

Worked Hollow Bones (Knife Handles?)

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 265

Bone

b: 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.) c: 7.6 cm (3 in.) d: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in.) e: 5.95 cm (2 5/16 in.) f: 1.4 × 10.4 cm (9/16 × 4 1/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1934.524a-f
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (a and b: block C3, e: block G21, f: block M8 W7), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), 150, no. (a) 530, fig. 88:530.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.