Bone fleam case, Germany, 1544

Made:
1544 in Germany
maker:
Unknown

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Group shot comprising of various lancets and lancet cases from the collection. Front row from left to right: Bone fleam
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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

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Details

Category:
Therapeutics
Object Number:
A641043
Materials:
bone, metal
Measurements:
case: 88 mm x 42 mm x 30 mm,
tablet: 3 mm x 37 mm x 80 mm, .01kg
type:
fleam
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • instrument component
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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