Ship Model: English Ship of the 13th Century
|Artifact Identification||Ship Model: English Ship of the 13th Century (1917.08.0001)|
|Artist/Maker||Henry B. Culver|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||57.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||49.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||17.0 cm|
|Materials||Plant--Wood, Metal, Pigment, Textile|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Painting, Piercing|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
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.
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.