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Title: Some Problems of Palmyrene Plastic Art
Author(s): PARLASCA, Klaus
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 7 Issue: 1 Date: 1995
Artistic creation at Palmyra fits within a chronological framework of almost precisely three centuries. The few examples from the very latest part of the Hellenistic period are still of a decidedly provincial character. A great many dated sculptures are extant from the first three centuries of the Roman imperial period. These are for the most part relief busts, along with some votive reliefs. These all supply valuable data for an improved understanding of stylistic development. The chronological links to the contemporary sculptures of Rome and the rest of the Imperium Romanumare more difficult to establishby reason of the fact that numerous artistic features are peculiar to the art of this oasis, with its pronounced local character.