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Ancient Art

Household god effigy altar

4th millennium B.C.

Basalt

10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Gift of Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., B.A. 1948
1989.69.16
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Near Eastern, Syrian
Period: 
Chalcolithic
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Provenance: 

Ambasador and Mrs. William L. Eagleton, Jr., acquired in Syria; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 1989.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 1989,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1990): 122.

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.