Ancient Mediterranean

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Small boat

Cat. No.





Kition, Agios Georghios tomb 4


L: 14 cm


terracotta boat model

Accession Number

Larnaca Museum 1446


Carbillet 2005: 225, fig. 4; Dolan 2023: 357-358, no. 18; Fourrier 2007: 58, 154; Karageorghis 1989: 794, fig. 11; 1995: no. II(VI)3, pl. LXXXV:9.

Crescentic hull with raised symmetrical posts that rise vertically. Their extremities incurve slightly and are undecorated. A single figure is seated transversally, his arms stretched out on top of the gunwale, his back against the hull. His position and orientation in the model is unique for Cyprus.

Carbillet, A. 2005. “Cérémonies autour du thème de la navigation à Amathonte,” CCEC 35: 77-88.

Dolan, M. 2023. Ceci n'est pas un bateau: Reassessing terracotta boat models in Late Bronze and Iron Age Cyprus. University of Southhampton. Unpublished DPhil Thesis.

Karageorghis, V. 1989. “Chronique des fouilles et découvertes archéologiques à Chypre en 1988,” BCH 113. 2: 789-853.

―――. 1995a. The Coroplastic Art of Ancient Cyprus. IV. Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation.

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