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Carter No.: 276

Handlist description: Model ship with rigging and sails

Card/Transcription No.: 276-1

276. MODEL SHIP ((?) for funerary pilgrimage) with rigging and sails. 1
(see 336, 321)

POSITION: Resting upon the model granary (No. 277); bows towards west; some of the cords of the rigging broken.

DIMENSIONS: L. overall (i.e., longer axis of the ship) 118; Max. beam 22; Max. depth 10, cents. L. of main deck, 61.5, cents.

DESCRIPTION: Representing (?) a carvel-built ship, of reed float form; stem pointed; stern of fish-tail shape. Made out of a log of wood shaped and planed with an adze.

It represents a boat somewhat of the reef float form; the stem and stern ends rising in a curved line; with bulwark 1.5 cents. high, showing a main deck space 61.5 cents long; overhanging forecastle and poop decks, upon which are pavilions, and on the poop deck the steering paddles; central cabin on deck with (aft) staircase leading up to roof of cabin.

No thwarts or cross-ties are shown.

Card no. 276-1 relating to Carter no. 276
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