Ancient Mediterranean

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Ship model

Cat. No.



LH IIIB2 (c. 1230-1190)


Tiryns, Lower Citadel. Unterburg LXI 36/48 IV


L: 5.3 cm; W (max.): 2.7 cm; H: 1.9 cm


fragment, buff clay, unpainted

Accession Number


Kilian 1988: 122-123; Wachsmann 1998: 150-51, fig.7.47; Wedde 2000: 311, no. 322

Fragment of a boat model just fore or aft of amidships. V-shaped profile with the sides sloping outwards.

Kilian, K. 1988. “Ausgrabungen in Tiryns 1982/83. Bericht zu den Grabungen,” AA: 105-151.

Wachsmann, S. 1998. Seagoing Ships & Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.

Wedde, M. 2000. Towards a Hermeneutics of Aegean Bronze Age Ship Imagery. Peleus Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns, vol. 6. Bibliopolis: Mannheim and Möhnsee.

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