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Ancient Art

Plaque showing a warrior

ca. A.D. 100–256

Terracotta

13.2 × 7.7 cm (5 3/16 × 3 1/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1935.59
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block G5 28), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970).

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 331, no. 16, pl. 16.

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), 110, no. 7, ill.

Susan B. Downey, Terracotta Figurines and Plaques from Dura-Europos (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Press, 2003), 68–69, no. 23, fig. 22.

Susan B. Downey, “Arabia antiqua: Hellenistic Centres around Arabia: Hellenistic, Local, and Near Eastern Elements in the Terracotta Production of Dura-Europos,” Instituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente 70, no. 2 (1993): 135–37, fig. 6.

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