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  • The Porticello Wreck: A 5th Century B.C. Merchantman in Italy

    10/17/2004 8:31:49 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 416+ views
    Institute of Nautical Archaeology ^ | on web, January 2003 | Cynthia Jones Eiseman
    Unquestionably the most exciting object from the wreck is the bronze bearded head (Fig. 1). From black glaze bowls and lamps recovered from the stern of the ship, we can fix the time of the ship's sinking to the last quarter of the 5th century. The bronze head must, then, have been made no later than some time late in the 5th century, although some scholars, seeing the sculpture out of its archaeological context, would have placed it in the 4th century... Sculpture formed only a small part of the cargo, which included in addition amphoras containing wine and possibly...