Ancient Art

7 plaster blocks with relief heads

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Plaster

A: 11 13/16 × 9 1/16 × 3 3/8 in. (30 × 23 × 8.5 cm) Depth of relief (A): 1 15/16 in. (5 cm) B: 12 × 8 7/8 × 4 3/16 in. (30.5 × 22.5 × 10.7 cm) depth of relief (B): 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm) C: 10 1/4 × 8 1/16 × 3 1/8 in. (26 × 20.5 × 8 cm) depth of relief
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1935.61a-f
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Graeco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 117, 119, 122,–124, 126, 129, 181–184 (A, B), no. 115, 121, 130, 134, 135, 140, 149, pl. 30 (A ), 115 pl. 31 (B) , 121 pl. 32 (F) 130 pl. 33 (C) 134 pl. 33 (E) 135 pl. 34 (D) 140 pl. 35 (G) 149, fig. See below.

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