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Pen Case ca. 1500 (Early Modern) MEDIUM leather (Leather) ACCESSION NUMBER 73.139 MEASUREMENTS 6 7/8 x 3 x 2 3/4 in. (17.5 x 7.6 x 7.1 cm)

Stylus This bone stylus is missing part of its metal tip, which has been inset into the bone. It has a globular head, and one small ridge underneath. The shaft is straight and displays no decoration. Styli and wax tablets were used for writing as early as the Classical Greek period, and this stylus is medieval. They served many purposes, such as writing school exercises, correspondence, legal records and any composition. Production Date: Medieval; 13th - 15th century

Cylindrical case of moulded leather; two vertical loops on each side for straps; incised and stamped decoration in vertical panels of floral scrolls and large whorls in pairs; formerly contained chalice and paten.

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c. 1560-1570 Italian powder flask, cuir boulli with embossed and fluted decoration and brass funnel (6 3/4 x 4 5/8 in., .24 kg) - Cleveland Museum of Art 1918.65