Medieval heart shaped belt pouch

Dated 1350 - 1500

Quite popular heart shape of this purse is easy to find on sculptures of many churches around central Europe. For instance in typmanon of Prague Church of Our Lady before Týn (1380), several churches in Norimberk, Germany (Frauenkirche cca 1360; st. Sebaldus kirche cca 1379) and surely many others. In leather fragments is thist shape preserved in Amersfoort NL (Goubitz 2009) also dated to 14th century. The description of the piece does not have a scale.

The size of this piece is therefore taken from similarly structured piece from London which is not heart shaped, though (Egan&Pritchard 1991). The rest of the construction is based on thesis of O. Goubitz (2009)

Purse is made out of vegetable tanned beef leather combined on the pouchlets with chrom tanned goat leather. The lining of the front pocket is made of linen  The sewing is made by thick flax thread mostly on a sewing mashine and by leather thong.

Height 21cm

Width 19cm

Opening of the back pocket 16,5cm

Height of the back pocket 8,5 - 10,5cm

Width of the opening of the front pocket 12,5cm

Loops for the belt 7cm

2,300.00 Kč
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