Ancient Mediterranean

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Fragmentary ship model

Cat. No.





Amathus, Tomb 130


L: 6.8 cm


terracotta boat model, half missing. No traces of painted decoration

Accession Number


Carbillet 2005: 79, n. 11; Karageorghis 1987a: 12, no. 137, pl. XXVII: 137

Half of the boat model is missing. It has a low hull with a flat gunwale. The preserved post ends in a tapering extremity slightly pointing outward.

Near square chamber (L: 3.6 m; W: 3.7 m ; H: 2 m) with rounded corners and the stomion situated in the east side. The dromos is oriented to the east and has four steps. Most of the preserved vases are from the Cypro-Classical period. There are however many fragments of Cypro-Archaic pottery. The older imports are Phoenician and include a small Red Slip jug (87.2), a Plain Ware vase, a Red Slip lamp, and a complete amphora. The jug and lamp possibly date to 750-700 BC, while the amphora is somewhat later (700-600 BC.).

Carbillet, A. 2005. “Cérémonies autour du thème de la navigation à Amathonte,” CCEC 35: 77-88.

Karageorghis, V. 1987a. “The terracottas,” in V. Karageorghis, O. Picard and C. Tytgat (eds.) La nécropole d’Amathonte: tombes 113-367. Vol III. Nicosia: Service des antiquités de Chypre, pp. 1-52.

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