SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Black-figure pottery painting, circa 500BC, of a cargo sailing vessel (holkas) on a kylix, a wide-bowled ceramic drinking cup. The vessel has Â a single mast carrying a square-rigged sail that is furled or brailed-up. Â At the Â stern is the steersman with two steering oars (pedalia) and a landing-ladder. Â The prow is decorated with an eye, a common feature of figureheads on Greek vessels, acting as a 'seeing eye' (okulos), not only looking out for the right direction, route and any hazards, but as an 'apotropaic eye’ Â to ward off evil spirits, demons and monsters. Along the sides are lattice-work bulwarks (cataphracti). A similar 4th century Greek ship was salvaged off the coast of Kyrenia which had been carrying a cargo of over 400 amphorae of wine and oil. The vessel was 14.75 metres long and had a beam of 4.5 metres.
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