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“)