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Egyptian pottery ship model

E5

£160.00

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A pottery model of a boat or ship with a tall pointed prow and squared-off stern. The top of both the sides are pierced and may have held attachments for wooden oars.
A rectangular section of the deck has been cut away, perhaps to contain a votive offering made by a sailor before a voyage.

Culture
Egypt, Roman period, c. 1st Century AD

Size
7 x 10.3 cms

Condition
Some chips as seen in the photographs, otherwise intact

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Cheshire, UK.

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