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Ancient Art

Green Glazed Pottery Thymiaterion

A.D. 200–300

Terracotta

29.5 × 12 cm (11 5/8 × 4 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1935.63
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block N8 W10, debris behind Temple of Aphlad), 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: Preliminary Reports of the Excavations, 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: An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, April 25–June 22, exh. cat. (Baltimore: The Walters Art Museum, 1947), 126, no. 635.

Blair Fowlkes-Childs and Michael Seymour, The World Between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019), 201, no. 141.

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.