Thursday, 25 May 2017

Head of Atargatis or Tyche with doves

Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery
In the recently published volume 7 of the Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology I came across this extremely beautiful Syrian limestone sculpture with the head of Atargatis or Tyche with doves
Dura-Europos (Syria)
Graeco-Roman or Parthian
On view
Ann Perkins, The Art of Dura-Europos, 1st ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973), 103–104, pl. 44, ill.
Susan B. Downey, The Excavations at Dura-Europos, Final Report III (Los Angeles: Insititue of Archaeology, University of California Los Angeles, 1977), 47–8, 172–180, no. 33, pl. 9, fig. 33.
Christa Bauchenss-Thüriedl, Erika Simon, and Ingrid Krauskopf, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, 8 vols. (Zurich: Artemis, 1981–97), vol. 3, p. 356-57, no. 20; vol. 7, p. 156-57, no. 3, pl. 98.
Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 271, ill.
Jerome J. Pollitt, “An Obsession with Fortune,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 23, no. 55, fig. 7.
“Catalogue of the Exhibition ‘An Obsession with Fortune: Tyche in Greek and Roman Art’,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1994): 116, no. 55, fig. 7.
Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Dura-Europos: Crossroads of Antiquity (Boston: McMullen Museum of Art, 2011), 351, no. 44, pl. 44.
Jennifer Chi and Sebastian Heath, eds., Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews, and Christians at Roman Dura-Europos, exh. cat. (New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2011), 53, no. 36, fig. 2–24.

Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology 2012 

L. Russell-SmithJ. Lerner (eds.)

324 p., 200 b/w ill. + 58 colour ill., 216 x 280 mm, 2016ISBN: 978-2-503-54348-2Languages: English Paperback The publication is available.Retail price: EUR 69,00 excl. tax
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