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Collection object: Flask

Flask, leather, the body and base formed of two pieces of leather. D-shaped long- and cross-section, oval in outline. The base, slightly concave, is a continuation of the flattened half. The halves are stitched with waxed cord forming an outward facing seam down each side and around the edge of half the base. The seams are externally lined with pitch. Two leather loops, 3-4cm long, are set into slots in the seam on each side, one on the shoulder and one 3.5cm above the base. The body tapers in a short neck to the mouth, which is near- rectangular with rounded corners, and slightly puckered 2-2.5cm below the rim, showing the marks of the now missing lid. There are small incomplete perforations on three corners immediately above the pucker, and a small dent below the rim on one side with wear above it to the rim, possibly indicating a hinged lid. Late medieval C15th C16th FRNO 547 548 549 H. 35.3; W. max 21.2; D. base 14.4 x 12.0; D. rim ext 4.6 x 3.6, T wall 0.4; Wt. 686.2g
Identifier: 0000.0215
Physical Dimensions: H. 35.3; W. max 21.2; D. base 14.4 x 12.0; D. rim ext 4.6 x 3.6, T wall 0.4; Wt. 686.2g
Date: 1400 - 1600
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