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Ancient Art

Relief of Aphrodite in a niche

ca. A.D. 200–256

Plaster

52 × 27 × 7 cm (20 1/2 × 10 5/8 × 2 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1935.43
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block G5 C2, private house), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 103, pl. 43, ill.

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 40–1, 153–169, no. 21, pl.7, fig. 21.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 367, no. 66, pl. 66.

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), 52, no. 38, fig. 2–21.

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