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Single-levelled galley

Cat. No.



Late Geometric I (c. 750 B.C.)


Agora, well (T 19:1)


H: 5.8 cm; W: 8.4 cm


Sherd from a wall of a large heavy vase. Buff clay, black glaze

Accession Number

Agora Museum P 8885


Basch 1987: no. 369a; Morrison and Williams 1968: 30, Geom. 23 *bis;* Agora VIII: 63, no. 277; Agora XXXI: 121; "

Probably located under the handle, as indicated by part of the handle attachment preserved on the left side of the sherd. Fragmentary single-levelled ship to the left with a low flat hull, a massive square bow with a concave post integrating the bow projection and an S-shaped horn. There is a single plank protrusion on the stempost and two short vertical ones on the forecastle. Standard raised railing with six tholepins preserved.

Basch, L. 1987. Le musée imaginaire de la marine antique. Athens: Institut Hellénique pour la preservation de la tradition nautique.

Brann, E.T.H. 1962. Agora VIII. Late Geometric and Protoattic Pottery: Mid 8th to late 7th Century B.C. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Miles, M. 1998. Agora XXXI. The City Eleusinion. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Morrison, J.S. and R.T. Williams. 1968. Greek Oared Ships: 900-322 B.C. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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