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Bow of the ship

Cultures/periods: Germanic; Roman.

Production date: 4thC-6thC

Excavated/Findspot: Europe: Belgium: Schelde, River

Materials: wood

Between Moerzeke and Mariekerke, Oost Vlaanderen, Belgium; found in River Schelde, 1939 or 1940.

Wooden ship figure in oak; terminal animal head carved in a circle; gaping jaws and prominent ears; no teeth or eyes; circular leg with transverse molded stiffening ribs; stumped at base (possibly chair post terminal).