Ancient Mediterranean

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Small boat

Cat. No.





Salamis, found amongst archaic rubble of the rampart


L: 8.8 cm; H: 2.6 cm


Terracotta boat model. Pink clay with cream slip

Accession Number

Sal. 4059


Dolan 2023: 541, no. 98; Karageorghis 1996: 74-75, no. V(a)15, fig. 60; Monloup 1984: 148, nos. 566-571, pl. 28, 158-160, no. 601, pl. 29; Wachsmann 2013: 158, fig. 3.73

Fragmentary model. There are traces of a seated figure, including the legs and the left arm.

From a certain archaic context, found amongst the archaic rubble of the rampart

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 Unpublished DPhil Thesis.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. 1996. The coroplastic Art of ancient Cyprus. VI. Monsters, Animals and Miscellanea. Nicosia: A.G. Leventis Foundation.

Monloup, Th. 1984. Salamine de Chypre XII, Les figurines de terre cuite de tradition archaïque, Paris: De Boccard.

Wachsmann, S. 2013. The Gurob Ship–Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context. College Station: Texas A&M University Press.

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