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Terracotta model of a ship

Period:
Cypro-Archaic II
Date:
ca. 600–480 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; hand-made
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1752
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
The model depicts, in considerable detail, the features of a contemporary vessel. It includes the helmsman sitting in the bow. All of the preserved ship models come from Amathus, indicating the importance of the site as a maritime center.
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