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Votive boat

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The "figurehead" of this "votive boat" takes the form of a long-horned animal, perhaps a bovine (a wild beast?). The longboat has a relief fillet for the gunwale. A broad band runs from side to side near (forward of) the middle, and a loop, facing fore and aft, has been cast on the top of this...

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By 1974: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, February 11, 1976

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Sardinian, Archaic Period, 675–650 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 115.


Height x length: 8.5 x 16.5 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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The Ancient World