A Model of an Ancient Warship in the Louvre

By Lucien Basch, published May 1966


Models of ancient warships, particularly in the era from classical Greece to the end of the Roman Empire are rare, as are monuments depicting them. With this model, not previously described, the author attempts a detailed analysis with drawings, concluding that the model is Italic, probably a trireme, from the period 350-200BC. It provides many details for analysis, especially the deck. Nevertheless, many ambiguities remain and further research is required.

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Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design

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