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Naval and Other Graffiti From Nymphaion

Naval and Other Graffiti From Nymphaion NAVAL AND OTHER GRAFFITI FROM NYMPHAION OLAF HÖCKMANN* Yu.G. Vinogradov in his ingenious paper described the general circumstances . of the unique sgraffito of the Ptolemaic battleship "Isis" (see supra). Let me add some comments as to its details, from a nautical point of view, and to the numerous other graffiti that once decorated the same very room of the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Nymphaion. "Isis" (Catalogue no. N 1; Fig. 1; Pl. 1)** and her nameless opponent (N 3; Fig. 3), also dealt with by Vinogradov, only form the most conspicuous among a "fleet" of 83 graffiti of ships (or fragments of such; it cannot be excluded that some rudimentary drawings not numbered, also were meant to represent ships) of several types, in different grades of pictorial quality, and size (Catalogue nos. N 1-83; Fig. 5-9). Moreover, there exist 49 graffiti of terrestrial motives (T 1-49; Fig. 10-11), intermingled with those of the former group. Inscriptions sometimes connected with pictorial graffiti, have been treated by Vinogradov. Both warships presented by Vinogradov (N 1.3 = Fig. 1.3; Pl. 1) decorate the upper, yellow tier (no. 4 in Grac's counting) of two richly ornamented walls together measuring 5.2 m in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

Naval and Other Graffiti From Nymphaion

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/157005799X00232
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NAVAL AND OTHER GRAFFITI FROM NYMPHAION OLAF HÖCKMANN* Yu.G. Vinogradov in his ingenious paper described the general circumstances . of the unique sgraffito of the Ptolemaic battleship "Isis" (see supra). Let me add some comments as to its details, from a nautical point of view, and to the numerous other graffiti that once decorated the same very room of the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Nymphaion. "Isis" (Catalogue no. N 1; Fig. 1; Pl. 1)** and her nameless opponent (N 3; Fig. 3), also dealt with by Vinogradov, only form the most conspicuous among a "fleet" of 83 graffiti of ships (or fragments of such; it cannot be excluded that some rudimentary drawings not numbered, also were meant to represent ships) of several types, in different grades of pictorial quality, and size (Catalogue nos. N 1-83; Fig. 5-9). Moreover, there exist 49 graffiti of terrestrial motives (T 1-49; Fig. 10-11), intermingled with those of the former group. Inscriptions sometimes connected with pictorial graffiti, have been treated by Vinogradov. Both warships presented by Vinogradov (N 1.3 = Fig. 1.3; Pl. 1) decorate the upper, yellow tier (no. 4 in Grac's counting) of two richly ornamented walls together measuring 5.2 m in

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1999

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