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Ancient Art

Human limb in chain mail sleeve

ca. A.D. 256

Iron and bone

16 × 32 × 9 cm (6 5/16 × 12 5/8 × 3 9/16 in.)
Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos
1938.5999.1303
Geography: 
Excavated in Dura-Europos, Syria
Culture: 
Syrian, Dura-Europos
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos (Tower 19 mine), present-day Syria, 1928–37; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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