Case to hold fleams, carved

Made:
1544
maker:
Unknown

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Bone fleam case, intricately carved with representation of the crucifixion and the Garden of Eden with four ivory tablets, probably German, 1544

Bone fleam case, intricately carved with representation of the crucifixion and the Garden of Eden, containing four tablets for holding fleam, inscribed with the name Simon Wellenbeck, probably German, 1544. The fleams fit around the carving on each tablet.

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Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A641043 Pt3
Measurements:
overall (one ivory tablet): 5 mm x 37 mm x 80 mm, 0.016 kg
overall (case with lid, lying flat): 33 mm x 43 mm x 87 mm, 0.062 kg
type:
instrument cases
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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