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Highlights

Highlights

Select objects from the Edge of Empires exhibition. Click on an image for more information.

 

Paint on Plaster, H. 107.0 cm, W. 165.0 cm. From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods, Dura-Europos, ca. 239 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1931.386. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Wall Painting of Julius Terentius Performing a Sacrifice

From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Paint on Plaster, H. 95.0 cm, W. 140.0 cm. From the Christian Community House, Dura-Europos, ca. 232 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1932.1201c. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Wall Painting of a Procession of Women (The “Wise Virgins”?)

From the Christian Community House
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Clay, with a Layer of Painted Plaster, H. 30.5 cm, W. 44.0 cm, D. 6.7 cm. From the House of the Scribes, Dura-Europos, 200–256 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1933.292. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Ceiling Tile with Portrait of Heliodoros, an Actuarius (Roman Fiscal Official)

From the House of the Scribes
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Painted Wood, H. 38.0 cm, W. 11.5 cm, D. 0.8 cm. From the Palmyrene Gate, Dura-Europos, 265–256 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1929.288. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Painted Panel of the Winged Goddess of Victory, or Nike

From the Palmyrene Gate
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Limestone, H. 73.7 cm, W. 36.8 cm, D. 27.9 cm. From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods, Dura-Europos, 165–256 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1929.385. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Altar Dedicated to the Palmyrene God Iarhibol

From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Paint on Wood and Rawhide, H. 105.5 cm, W. 41.0 cm, D. 30.0 cm. From Tower 19, Dura-Europos, mid-3rd century CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1933.480. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Shield (Scutum)

From Tower 19
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Green-Glazed Terracotta, H. 31.8 cm, W. 23.3 cm, D. 13.9 cm. From the Cistern at the Temple of Atargatis, Dura-Europos, mid-2nd–mid-3rd century CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1938.4966.

Thymiaterion (Incense Burner)

From the Cistern at the Temple of Atargatis
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Limestone, H. 33.0 cm, W. 44.5 cm, D. 7.0 cm. From the Temple of Adonis, Dura-Europos, ca. 100–200 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1935.44. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Relief of the God Arsu Riding a Camel

From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Silver, Diam. 2.45 cm; 3.5 g. Minted at Seleucia ad Tigrim, Found at Dura-Europos, ca. 241–256 CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1938.6000.47. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Drachma of the Sasanian King Shapur I

From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Limestone, H. 13.0 cm, W. 25.5 cm, D. 5.0 cm. From the Temple of Adonis, Dura-Europos, 1st century CE. Yale University Art Gallery, Yale-French Excavations at Dura-Europos: 1935.46. Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery.

Relief of the Goddess Atargatis, or Tyche with Doves

From the Temple of the Palmyrene Gods
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Wall Painting of Christ Healing the Paralytic

Wall Painting of Christ Healing the Paralytic

From the Christian Building
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Ceiling Tile with Female Face

Ceiling Tile with Female Face

From the Synagogue
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Ceiling Tile with Greek Inscription in Wreath

Ceiling Tile with Greek Inscription in Wreath

From the Synagogue
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Susan Hopkins cleaning the synagogue wall paintings, 1932–33

Susan Hopkins Cleaning the Synagogue Wall Paintings, 1932–33

From the Synagogue
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Transport Amphora (Middle Roman Amphora 7)

Transport Amphora (Middle Roman Amphora 7)

From Dura-Europos
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery


Child's Shoe

Child’s Shoe

From Dura-Europos
Photography © 2011 Yale University Art Gallery

 

See also the online video overview, courtesy of the NYU Media Gallery.