Fleam case, German, 1544.

Image number: 10284561

Fleam case, German, 1544.

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 number:
10284561
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 12:36
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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