Medieval Kidney Pouch with Maltese Cross
A bag or pouch most suitable for 1300 - 1500 medieval, renaissance and Tudor costume. The bag has two leather loops on the top allowing it to easily fit on any belt up to 4 cm wide and a solid brass buckle which is stitched on. The bag measures 20cm x 25.5cm in size.
The bag is stamped with a Maltese or crusade cross.
The Knights Hospitaller or Knights of St John cross originated from the Italian city of Amalfi during the 11th century and adopted by the Knights Hospitaller in the early 12th century. Used during the crusades the cross was a symbol of the eight obligations of the Christain warrior to love justice, be merciful, be sincere and wholehearted, to endure persecution, repent one’s sins, give proof of humility and to live in truth and have faith.