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model / boat

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1938,1130.6

  • Description

    Terracotta model boat; hand-made; red and black painted decoration including eyes.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 750 BC- 475 BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 17 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    See Westerberg 1983 for a survey of ship models of this period, which are particularly common around Amathus which may be the source of this example. Also Karageorghis 1996. On the ship models from the British Museum excavations at Amathus, see Hermary 1996.

    Bibliography:
    Hermary A. 1996, 'Figurines en terre cuite des fouilles anglaises d'Amathonte (1893-1894)', CCEC 26 (1996/2).

    Karageorghis V. 1996, The coroplastic art of ancient Cyprus. VI. Monsters, animals and miscellanea (Nicosia).

    Westerberg K. 1983, Cypriote ships from the Bronze Age to c. 500 BC (Göteborg)

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  • Location

    On display: G72/dc5

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1938,1130.6

  • Additional IDs

    • 1881,0614.7 (EA Number)

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