Ancient Mediterranean

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Ship model

Cat. No.



Cypro-Archaic (?)


Cyprus, uncertain provenance


L: 8.4 cm


terracotta boat model, damaged and roughly made with no traces of painted decoration

Accession Number

Nicosia Museum C 67


Dolan 2023 : 492-494, no. 75; Karageorghis 1996: 76, no.V(b):29, PL. XLIII: 9; Myres and Ohnefalsch-Richter 1899: 114

Flat hull with a highly uneven gunwale. One of the posts rises vertically while the other has a slight outward slant.

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 Unpublished DPhil Thesis.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.

Myres, J.L. and M. Ohnefalsch-Richter. 1899. A Catalogue of the Cyprus Museum. Oxford: Clarendon Press: 114.

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