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Ancient Art

Wall painting showing scene of cavalry battle

A.D. 200–256

Paint on plaster

109.2 × 147.3 × 11.4 cm (43 × 58 × 4 1/2 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5999.1146
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Sassanian
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (block C7, House F, House of the Sassanian Fresco), 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), Brody note 19.

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.