Model of a 'Batil', Arab trading vessel

Made:
1842-1851 in Bombay
maker:
Deerjeebhoy Merwanjee

Model, scale 1:18, of a 'Batil', an Arab trading vessel used on the Omani coast for pearl fishing, with two masts (raking forward) and lateen sails, by Deerjeebhoy Merwanjee, Bombay, Salsette Island, Maharashtra, India, 1842-1851. Deerjeebhoy Merwanjee built the model from a beam of the 'Cornwallis', which was built in 1788 of Malabar teak.

Whole rigged contemporary model of a batello or batil. Scale 1:18 A 19th Century trading and pearl fishing vessel, from the Persian Gulf

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1880-75
Materials:
beads, cotton (fibre), metal (unknown) and teak (wood)
type:
watercraft
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
India Museum