Ancient Art

Relief of Herakles, standing

165–256

Plaster

23.5 × 13.5 × 7.5 cm (9 1/4 × 5 5/16 × 2 15/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1935.50
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Graeco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block G5 C10, private house), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 5, p. 65, no. 2412.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 257, no. 38, pl. 38.

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