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Elise Friedland, “Art as Cultural Artifact: Roman Sculpture in the Semitic East,” 100 Years of American Archaeology in the Middle East, D. R. Clark and V. H. Matthews, eds. (American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston: 2003), pp. 331-44.