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n° 1898,1201.121


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[British Museum] Terracotta model boat

Cypriot model (2)
1 November 2013 | by Francis Leveque | ref. : en.1025.2013
Third quarter of IIe millennium BC | [en] modèle
Chypre ( Chypre )
 

Terracotta model boat; there are 19 small holes around the edge and a larger hole in each of the two long sides; the poop has a bench and a forked end; repaired and restored.

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

Made in Cyprus

Findspot : Maroni, Tomb 7

Dimensions :
- Length: 59 centimetres
- Height: 14 centimetres (middle)
- Height: 22.5 centimetres (poop and stern)

Curator’s comments

The model is discussed by Carbillet (2011, 227-8 and fig. 6) in the content of other Bronze Age examples

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, n° A50
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
 
 
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