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Altar

4th millenium B.C.

Basalt

19.5 × 27.5 cm (7 11/16 × 10 13/16 in.)
Gift of Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
1986.100.2
Culture: 
Near Eastern, Syrian
Period: 
Chalcolithic
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., acquired in Syria; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1986.

Bibliography: 

Essi Ronkko and Hood Museum of Art, “Hood Museum,” http://hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu (accessed June 2011-July 2021).

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.