The Rat Ship ( Das Rattenschiff)
The Rat Ship was inspired by a Nef. A Nef is an extravagant
table ornament and container used in the Middle Ages and
Renaissance, made of precious metals in the shape of
a ship. If not just used for decoration, it could hold
salt, spices, cutlery, or even napkins.
The only member of the Rat Ship’s crew is the helmsman, who has a mechanical device for creating a current of air used to move the ship and two control sticks to navigate his track-laying vehicle.
The cargo is a pack of (maybe infected) rats to be brought to new territories.
Size: LxBxH 40x30x18cm ( 16"x12"x7“)