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Boat in the shape of a pig's head

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Boat in shape of pig's head: open top of head forms "cockpit," open mouth serves as '"foredeck" with lower jaw ending in upturned "prow." Face from brow to snout forms central zone. Stern rounded with "eye" on each side, blunt point at end. Start of keel at front; three posts support body of...

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Provenance

By 1981: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Bundenweg 7, 6000 Frankfurt/Main, West Germany (described as the Cartagian [Carthaginian] boat in his letter of July 3, 1986; according to his deed of gift: acquired by purchase from Germany-West in 1981; from Tunisia [oral communication]); gift of Mohammad Yeganeh to MFA, June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Gift of Mohammad Yeganeh

Greek, about 4th century B.C.

Accession Number

1987.417

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture