- Museum number
Terracotta model boat; shallow elongated hull with tall upright prow and stern; no plastic internal features but a painted line inside represents the keel; made from coarse buff clay, decorated with red, black and yellow paint inside and out (now very worn); repaired from fragments.
- Production date
Height: 2.50 centimetres (amidships)
Length: 17.40 centimetres
Width: 3.80 centimetres (amidships)
- Curator's comments
- See also Hermary 1996 (esp. pl. III,5) on the problems of attributing all the boat models recorded with this tomb number to this particular assemblage.
The model is difficult to date on form alone, but has commonly been attributed to the sixth century BC based on the associated objects preserved or recorded by the excavator. However, apart from the problems of selective retention in old excavations, based on the tendency to valorize certain kinds of objects (especially imported Greek pottery and intact items more generally), enough information was recorded by the excavator to indicate that the tomb assemblaged had been disturbed before it was explored in 1893. Nonetheless, it was clear that the tomb had been used for multiple burials so the date of the latest material is not a sure indication of its overall lifespan.
Hermary, A. 1996, 'Figurines en terre cuite des fouilles anglaises d'Amathonte (1893-1894)', CCEC 26 (1996/2), 13-22.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number