Ancient Art

Bronze Umbo

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Bronze, iron handle

20 cm (7 7/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.3685
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Graeco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Simon T. James, The Excavations at Dura-Europos,1928 to 1937: Final Report VII, 7 (London: The British Museum Press, 2004), 173, no. 596, fig. 94:596.

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