Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Half of a Prayer Bead with the Prayer of the Rosary

early 16th century
Boxwood, silver
Diam. 1 3/16 × 1/4 in. (3 × 0.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.457a, b
Not on view
Inscription: o mater dei memento mei
(O Mother of God, remember me)
M. Charles Mannheim, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Molinier, Émile. Collection Charles Mannheim: Objets d'Art. Paris: s.n., 1898. no. 26, pp. 13–14.

Williamson, George Charles. Catalogue of the Collections of Jewels and Precious Works of Art: The Property of J. Pierpont Morgan. Deluxe ed. London: Chiswick Press, 1910. no. 45, pp. 68–69, pl. XXVII, color pl. 20.

Dingelstedt, Kurt. "Betnuß." Reallexikon zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte 2 (1948). p. 373.

Romanelli, Susan J. "South Netherlandish Boxwood Devotional Sculpture 1475–1530." PhD diss., Columbia University, 1992. no. 35, pp. 295–96, fig. 61.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Alexandra Suda. "Devotion." In Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, edited by Lisa Ellis, and Alexandra Suda. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016. p. 79.

Scholten, Frits, ed. Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. no. 8, pp. 97, 607.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Alexandra Suda. "Handpicked: Collecting Boxwood Carvings from the Sixteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries." In Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries, edited by Frits Scholten. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. pp. 350–52, fig. 142.

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