Decorated with embossed animals and foliage, possibly the cover for a small flask or vial. Leather vessels (costrels) and jugs (bombards) used for carrying liquid were common in the medieval period and a practical alternative to ceramic wares. Many pieces of medieval leatherwork like this were excavated from the moat at Caerlaverock Castle, Dumfries and Galloway from 1955-1966 and are some of the finest found in Scotland.
118 x 80 x 15mm
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