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Ancient Art

Roman bronze armour scales

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Bronze

3.8 × 11.5 cm (1 1/2 × 4 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.3935
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (Tower 19), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 327, no. 10, pl. 10.

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), 111, no. 9, ill.

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