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Painted terracotta model of a boat; hand-made; raised prow and stern with fish-tail like projections; there is a cross-beam at the stern and a hole pierced in the port side (possibly for the steering oar); in the centre of the interior is a socket for a mast; model made of fairly coarse reddish clay with traces of red and yellow painted stripes on the exterior (very worn, though much more obvious when excavated); the whitish band around the interior seems to be the traces of the yellow paint noted in the original report; part of the hull at the bow end is missing, and the extant part is made up of several reassembled fragments.
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Height: 5 centimetres (amidships)
Length: 21 centimetres
Width: 7 centimetres (amidships)
- Curator's comments
- See also: A. Hermary, Figurines en terre cuite des fouilles anglaises d'Amathonte (1893-1894), CCEC 26 (1996/2), pp. 13ff which discusses in particular the terracottas from Tomb 83. The model is difficult to date on form alone, but probably belongs to the sixth century based on associated objects.
- On display (G72/dc14)
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- Greek and Roman
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