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Ancient Art

Painted tile with pine cone motif

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Terracotta with yellow, red, black painting.
Prov: Synagogue L7

38 × 38.5 × 4.5 cm (14 15/16 × 15 3/16 × 1 3/4 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.4883
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block L7, Synagogue), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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), 113, no. 34, ill.

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