Ancient Art

Female portrait

ca. A.D. 190–256

Limestone

A: Head: 27 × 18.3 × 15 cm (10 5/8 × 7 3/16 × 5 7/8 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1930.320
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman, late 2nd or 3rd century A.D.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 111–113, pl. 51, ill.

Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 103–4, no. 94, pl.25, fig. 94.

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.