- Museum number
Marble relief showing a man, perhaps an African, sailing a corbita (a small coastal vessel with two sails).
- Production date
- 200 (circa)
Height: 22.70 centimetres
Width: 39.60 centimetres
Depth: 7.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- A rare representation of a two masted square sail vessel. A discussion of the development of two square-sai rig sailing technlogy developed during the 2nd century AD is available in Whitewright 2017.
Whitewright, Julian (2017) Ancient depictions as a source for sails and rigging. In, Frielinghaus, Heide, Schmidts, Thomas and Tsamakda, Vasiliki (eds.) Schiffe und ihr Kontext. Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, pp. 221-232.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2016-2017, 21 Oct-21 Apr, Perth, Australia, Western Australian Museum, “Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World”
1995, Neatherlands, Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum, Ancient Seafaring
2010 25th Jun-23rd Aug, Neatherlands, Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum,'Sail Rome!'
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number