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model / boat

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Fragment from the bow of a terracotta model warship; hand-made; the surviving portion consists of the curving hull terminating in a pointed ram, behind which is a thwart; projecting stem above with a fish-tail end; made of buff clay with no apparent traces of painted decoration.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 600BC-500BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Karageorghis and Westerberg (op. cit.) both suggest that this is a non-joining part of the same model as 1894,11-1.291. The associated objects suggest a date in the 6th century BC.

  • Bibliography

    • Terracotta A212 bibliographic details
    • Westerberg Cypriote Ships Cat. nos. 42-43 & figs. 42-43 bibliographic details
    • Karageorghis Coroplastic VI p. 74, cat. no. 12 & pl. XLII:3 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


Bow fragment of terracotta model boat; keel projecting below.


Bow fragment of terracotta model boat; keel projecting below.

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