Relief of Herakles, standing Artist: Unknown

ca. A.D. 100–256

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Dura-Europos
Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

12 3/8 × 6 5/16 in. (31.5 × 16 cm)

Credit Line

Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

Accession Number

1935.51

Period

Roman or Parthian, 2nd–3rd century A.D.

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Provenance

Provenance

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block L8 W, Wall Street), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • 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. 39, pl. 39.
  • 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), 114, no. 42, ill.
  • Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 355, no. 48, pl. 48.
  • Hans Erik Mathiesen, Sculpture in the Parthian Empire : a study in chronology, 2 volumes (Aarhus Denmark: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 1992), 195–96, no. 169, vol. 1, appendix II, pp.78–80, fig. 49.
  • Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 1977), 22, no. 13, fig. Pl. VI,3.
  • Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 104–105, pl. 45, ill.
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