Wooden Mazer ca.1400 Probably France. This lidded drinking bowl is carved out of a knot of maple wood, which is known as a 'mazer'. Mazer bowls were common in royal or noble households until the 17th C. often adorned with gold or silver mounts. This example is unique for having carved decoration, which is also particularly elaborate. Amongst the floral motifs run two long bands of pseudo-inscriptions imitating imported inlaid brassware made in the Mamluk empire.