Book Box Date: century Culture: Italian Medium: Cuir bouilli (tooled leather), polychromy Dimensions: Overall: 6 x 6 x 1 x x Classification: Leatherwork Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Friedman, 1952 Accession Number: b
Portable Reliquary Case Date: ca. 1400 Culture: French Medium: leather (cuir bouilli), boiled and tooled, traces of gilding Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 1 x in. x x 2 cm) leather case only: 3 x 1 x in. x x 2 cm) Classification: Leatherwork Accession Number:
The 'leather bottel' or 'bombard' 's was a robust, waterproof container for medieval Englanders. It was widely praised in drinking songs, and the name 'leather bottel' was a popular choice for many proprietors of London's alehouses.