Trireme, Corinth

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Corinth
Copper
90.00
FX 002052
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Frame with trireme, an ancient war ship from Corinth, 8th-5th century B.C.. It is a unique theme to decorate your house or office. The relief representation of the the ship is made of shiny copper and it is mounted in a wooden frame with glass.

Dimensions: 25 cm x 25 cm x 4,3 cm

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Trireme is originated from Corinth in ancient Greece. It was an ancient warship, which was fast, maneuvrable, and had a bronze ram on the prow. According to Thucydides, it was the Corinthians, who first adopted triremes on the Greek mainland, since 700 BC. The trireme was so-called because of the arrangement of rowers in three lines down the length of each side of the ship.

The ships were built using softwoods such as pine, fir, and cypress for interiors and oak only for the outer hulls. Oars were made from a single young fir tree and measured some 4.5 metres in length. The use of the lighter woods made the ship highly maneuvrable. The ship had mostly military use. The principal weapon of the trireme was the wooden ram, which was coated in bronze and was affixed to the prow.

Area:
Corinth
Date:
8th - 5th century B.C.
Details:
with white wooden frame with glass
Dimensions (WxHxD):
25 cm x 25 cm x 4,3 cm
Gross Weight:
1200 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Copper
Subcategory:
Frame
Weight:
935 gr
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