Ancient Art

Green Glazed Pottery Thymiaterion

A.D. 200–300

Terracotta

29.5 x 12 cm (11 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1935.63
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Graeco-Roman (3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
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: 

Michael I. Rostovtzeff, Professor Paul V. C. Baur, and Professor Alfred R. Bellinger, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, 9 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1929–44), 381f, Pl. XL, fig. 3.

Michael I. Rostovtzeff, Dura-Europos and Its Art, 1st (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1938), 46, Pl. 8:1, ill.

Dorothy E. Miner, ed., Early Christian and Byzantine Art, exh. cat. (Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum, 1947), 126, no. 635.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.