Ancient Mediterranean

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Ship model

Cat. No.





Cyprus (?) unknown provenance


L: 12.3 cm; beam (amidships): 4.2 cm


terracotta boat model, damaged.

Accession Number

Narodowe Museum, Cracow no. XI-1237


Dolan 2023: 505-506, no. 80; Göttlicher 1978: 36, no. 158, pl. 10; Kapera 1969: 45-46; 1970: 51; Karageorghis 1996: 74, no. V(a): 9, pl. XLI: 7; Westerberg 1983: 40, no. 46, fig. 46

Crescent shaped hull with an uneven, concave gunwale. The stempost is concave, with a small pointed bow projection. The sternpost in undecorated. There are no interior fittings.

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 Unpublished DPhil Thesis.

Göttlicher, A. 1978. Materialien für ein Korpus der Schiffsmodelle im Altertum. Mainz: Philipp von Zabern.

Kapera, Z. J. 1969. “Die Terrakottaflotte des Kinyras,” Bibliotheca Classica Orientalis 14: 45–46.

―――. 1970. “Terakotowy model barki morskiej,” Rozprawy I Sprawozdania Muzeum Narodowego w Krakowie 10: 39-51.

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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