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Ship with lateen sail

ref. : en.1773.2008 | 29 November 2018 | by Francis Leveque
gemme | IIe century BC
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One must only rely on the description of the museum to appreciate this representation of boat. This is of course not enough.

Gemstone engraved on chalcedony from W. M. Leake collection.

According to the description of the museum, we distinguishe a ship with a triangular sail, high bow and stern and a row of large pellets along the side

dimensions :
- height 18 mm
- width 15 mm
- depth 5 mm

The Fitzwilliam Museum did not display any picture during my last visit on November 29, 2018.

Bibliography :

  • M. Henig, D. Scarisbrick, M. Whiting, Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern Intaglios and Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , 1994, p.90