Vezme – a cloth box with oil for lubrication of the weapon

  • Везме VEZME – A CLOTH BOX WITH OIL FOR LUBRICATION OF THE WEAPON
  • Military equipment
  • Inventory number: I/82
  • Dated: 19th and 20th century

The vezme belongs to the group of military accessories used to store cloth and oil for cleaning weapons. It was made in the filigree engraving and granulation technique. It has a rectangular shape and a lid at the top. On the front, there is a protruding part in a circular shape, the middle of which is decorated with raised dots that look like a four-leafed flower. There are geometrically straight lines engraved around it. On the four sides of the vezme there is geometric decoration with lines, which is a kind of decorative frame on the front part. The back of the vezme is flat. At the bottom, there are four decorative pendants that have spiky ends. They are decorated with circular elements. The decorative pendants can be seen on both sides. The lid of the vezme has an ornament in the shape of a triangle which is decorated with engravings of circles, and those can be seen on the pendants as well. A leather strap is passed through the two metal buckles on the sides.

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