Painting of Mithras and Sol from the Middle Mithraeum Artist: UnknownRoman

ca. A.D. 210

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Dura-Europos
Medium

Paint on plaster

Dimensions

18 11/16 × 23 5/8 in. (47.5 × 60 cm)

Credit Line

Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

Accession Number

1935.99a

Period

Roman (3rd century A.D.)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block J7, Mithraeum), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • Jeffrey Spier, Timothy Potts, and Sara E Cole, eds., Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2022), 184, no. 142, ill
  • 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), xiv, 192–93, no. 136, Frontis, ill
  • 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), 55, fig. 2–28
  • Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 332, no. 17, pl. 17
  • Katherine M Kiefer and Susan B. Matheson, Life in an Eastern Province: The Roman Fortress at Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1982), no. 10
  • 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), 134, no. 687, 1935.99a, pl. LXXXVI
  • 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), 102 f, pl. XIII, 3
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