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Head of a Bearded Male Figure, probably a God, Syrian, Dura-Europos, 1st century A.D. Limestone with traces of pigment. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos

October 8, 2019

Sculpture from Dura-Europos Returns to the Gallery

A recent reorganization of the Mary and James Ottaway Gallery of Ancient Dura-Europos allowed for the installation of several works of art that had been on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Some of these objects were on view in the Met’s spring 2019 exhibition The World between Empires: Art and Identity in the Ancient Middle East; others had been on loan since as early as 1999. One sculpture now back at the Gallery after many years at the Met is the small, exquisitely carved head of a bearded god.