Case to hold fleams, carved
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.
- Object Number:
- A641043 Pt3
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
- instrument cases
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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