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model / boat

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Fired clay model boat; handmade.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2500BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 9.6 centimetres
    • Height: 4.15 centimetres
    • Width: 5.1 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • British Museum 2011a p.58, cat.37 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2016-2017 21 Oct-21 Apr, Perth, Australia, Western Australian Museum, 'Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World'
    2013-2014 22 Jun-6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, 'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
    2013 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
    2012 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
    2011 28 Mar-26 Jun, Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, 'Splendours of Mesopotamia'

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1928-1929.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • U.11840 (excavation number)
Clay model boat.

Group of Objects

Clay model boat.

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