Ancient Mediterranean

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Small boat

Cat. No.







L: 6.6 cm; H: 3 cm


Terracotta boat model. Beige-pink clay with cream slip, red and black paint

Accession Number

Sal. 3264


Dolan 2023: 532-533, no. 93; 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 with vertical bands of black and red paint on the exterior. The surviving post is incurving.

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 Unpublished DPhil Thesis.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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