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Ancient Art

Engraved Carnelian Intaglio of an Eagle

2nd–mid 3rd Century

Carnelian

Eagle Seal: 1.02 × 1.14 × 0.52 cm (3/8 × 7/16 × 3/16 in.) Impression: 1.91 × 2.22 cm (3/4 × 7/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.4333
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block F3 1, drain), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Hélène Guiraud, “Intaglios from Dura–Europos,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1992): 77, no. 15, ill.

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.