Ship Model: English Ship of the 13th Century


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Ship Model: English Ship of the 13th Century   (1917.08.0001)
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Artist/Maker Henry B. Culver
Geographic Location
Period/Date Medieval, 1275
Culture British, English

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 57.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 49.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 17.0 cm
Weight 1,394 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood, Metal, Pigment, Textile
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Painting, Piercing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Fully equipped. Displays Edward I's banner of lions at forecastle. The scale is 1:50. The model has one mast and is fully decked. There are two raised platforms or "Castles" at each end. Each is supported at three points by posts and the platform itself has a side railing. The ship also has a square sail and a long beak in front which curves up and back. Although ships such as this might have been used by Crusaders, the date for the construction of this ship places it within the last few years of the period, making it somewhat less likely.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Culver, Henry B. The Book of Old Ships. New York: Bonanza Books, 1924, pp. 60-62 (on file). Anonymous student paper, "Ship Models," on file.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information N/A

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