Fleam case, German, 1544.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Fleam case, German, 1544.

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Description

A fleam case made of bone, intricately carved with a representation of the crucifixion and the Garden of Eden, and inscribed with the name of Simon Willenbeck. The case contains four tablets for holding fleams, pointed blades with handles which were used for bloodletting. Probably German.
 

Image Ref.

10284561
 

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