Ancient Mediterranean

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Ship model

Cat. No.





Lysi, Famagusta district


L: 18 cm; H (amidships): 2.5 cm; beam (amidships): 3.5 cm


terracotta boat model, red clay, slightly darker on the outside hull. No painted decoration.

Accession Number

Nicosia Museum 1956/X-1/1.m


Karageorghis 1996: 75-76, no.V(b):21, PL. XLIII: 3; Westerberg 1983: 24, no. 25, fig. 25

Slender flat hull with a flat gunwale and symmetrical, near vertical stems with a slight outward slant. One of the stems is damaged. The intact stem rises 2.5 cm above the gunwale and ends in a flat, slightly rounded undecorated top.

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

Westerberg, K. 1983. Cypriote Ships from the Bronze Age to c. 500 B.C. (SIMA, Pocket-books, 22). Göteborg: P. Åströms förlag.

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