Model of an Assyrian kelek or raft of inflated ox-hides, one of three models of Babylonian vessels of skin

Made:
700 BCE; 1931 in Fulham, Assyria, Babylon and Asia

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Model of an Assyrian kelek or raft of inflated ox-hides, c.700 BC (scale 1:12), one of three models of Babylonian vessels of skin, from reliefs in the Palace of Sennaelemb at Koulanjik, Iraq.

Model of an Assyrian kelek, or raft of inflated ox-hides. c.700 BC. Scale 1:12. This model is based on bas-reliefs in the Palace of Sennaelemb, at Koulanjik, Iraq.

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1931-335/2
Materials:
bamboo, clay (unfired), metal (unknown), paint, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
with oars: 140 mm x 413 mm x 500 mm,
type:
watercraft
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • merchant vessel
status:
Permanent collection

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