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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


Dolan 2023: 545-546, no. 101; 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.

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 Unpublished DPhil Thesis.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.

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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