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Terracotta: AN1931.181

Object: Boat

Period: Bronze Age: Early Dynastic Period

Dimensions: H: 5cm. W: 5.7cm. L: 12cm.

Region: Sumer

Find Spot: Kish, (K543: Y Sounding at 2.5 metres depth)

Description: handmodelled; baked; pink slip and fabric; flat bottomed with bow curled up and over with a hole pierced through it; the stern was similarly treated but the curl is now broken off; shallow vertical indentations along the exterior of the almost vertical sides.

Reference: Moorey (2004) 44

Follow this link to the Early Dynastic Period in Sumer Chapter of the Catalogue