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Cypriot model (1)
31 October 2013 | by Francis Leveque | ref. : en.1024.2013
Third quarter of IIe millennium BC | [en] modèle
Chypre ( Chypre )
 

Terracotta model boat in beige clay with a clear slip; 35 small holes around edge, four larger holes below; socket for mast. According to the excavators, the model was found full of knucklebones.

Culture/period : Late Cypriot I (?) or Late Cypriot II (?), 1650BC-1200BC

Findspot : Maroni, Tomb 1

Dimensions :
- Length : 32 centimetres
- Height : 7.7 centimetres (middle)

Excavated by : The British Museum in 1898

 
     
 

Bibliography :

  • L. Burn, R. Higgins, H.B. Walters, D.M. Bailey, Catalogue of Terracottas in the British Museum, (Terracotta ), vol. I-IV, British Museum Press, Londres , 1903, p. A49
  • P. Aström, The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, vol. Vol. IV, Part 1D, The Late Cypriot Bronze Age. Other arts and crafts, Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Lund , 1972, p. 516, 585
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