Ancient Mediterranean

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Ship model

Cat. No.



Uncertain (?)




L: 16.2 cm


terracotta boat model, no painted decoration.

Accession Number

Limassol district Museum 580/4


Dolan 2023 : 478-479, no. 70; Karageorghis 1996: 76, no.V(b):24, PL. XLIII: 6

Low hull with a flat bottom and gunwale. One of stems rises near vertically with a slight outward slant, and is broken off at gunwale level. The other stem rises with a more pronounced outward slant, and extends above the gunwale into an inboard-facing bird-headed device with a long slender beak.

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 Unpublished DPhil Thesis.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.

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