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model / boat

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  • Description

    Terracotta model of a war-ship; hand-made; flat-bottomed hull; projecting ram and upright stem at the front; the projecting stem at the back is damaged; buff clay decorated with black and red paint: a large eye each side of the ram, parallel bands on the sides framing oblique strokes, possibly representing oars, solid paint on the ram.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 600BC-500BC (circa)
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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 15.8 centimetres
    • Width: 3.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See also: A. Hermary, 'Figurines en terre cuite des fouilles anglaises d'Amathonte (1893-1894)', CCEC 26 (1996/2), pl. III,2. The model is difficult to date from form alone but probably belongs in the 6th century BC based on associated objects.

  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta A207 bibliographic details
    • Westerberg Cypriote Ships Cat. no. 37 & fig. 37 bibliographic details
    • Murray, Smith and Walters 1900 p. 120, Tomb 88; p114 &fig 165, no. 6 bibliographic details
    • Karageorghis Coroplastic VI p. 73, cat. no. 6 & pl. XLI:5 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G72/dc5

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  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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