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Ancient Art

Plaster block with relief head

ca. 323 B.C.–A.D. 256

Plaster

19.5 × 19.2 × 6 cm (7 11/16 × 7 9/16 × 2 3/8 in.)
depth of relief: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5361
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Greco-Roman or Parthian
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 1977), 129, no. 148, pl. 35, fig. 148.

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