Archaeological Collection

Miniature boat

Miniature boat
Item name:Miniature boat
Dating:2700–2400 BC
Dimensions:L. 24,5 cm
Findspot:Ig – Dežman pile-dwelling sites
Inv. No.:B 1095
On display:The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads


Found at Dežman pile-dwelling sites near Ig, together with artefacts from the second quarter of the 3rd millennium BC, was a miniature boat of spruce wood. It was probably a toy modelled on the logboats navigating the local waters (cf. Fig. 219).

Further reading

Turk, Peter and Turk, Matija, 2019: The Earliest Stories from the Crossroads, Ljubljana, Fig. 187, pp. 145, 246.

On display in the Permanent Exhibition