Leather cover

Leather cover

Leather cover
Central Asia
200-400 AD
Tanned leather
Diameter 17 cm
Museum no. LOAN:STEIN.74 (L.B.IV.v.0025)
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
On loan from Government of India and the Archaeological Survey of India

This leather piece has an impressed circular shape which reveals its last use as cover tied over a pot or a similar object. It is slightly discoloured with a light red tone inside. The leather cover was discovered in the ruins of a house about a mile from a Buddhist shrine. The architectural features, such as decorative wood-carvings in quasi-classical style, were particularly well-preserved.