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Cultures/periods: Germanic / Roman

Excavated/Findspot: Europe: Belgium: Flemish Region: Oost-Vlaanderen (province): Dendermonde

Materials: oak

Height: 149 centimetres

A ship's figure made of carved oak. The tip is a round animal head with gaping beak-like jaws and prominent teeth and eyes. The long stem is oval with deep carvings all around with a diamond-shaped lattice, with a flat rib at the front and back; the tenon protruding from the base, perforated for attaching a dowel.