Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Lithographic stone for stamping leather
Montfort
Crusader period, 13th century
Engraved limestone
H: 29; W: 7; L: 18 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA S 963
 
 
The stone features a fleur-de-lys and an eagle, the arms of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. It was probably used for decorating leather shields.

Publications:
Rozenberg, S. (ed.), Knights of the Holy Land: The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1999

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir