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Rosary Bead

Date:
1500–1525
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
Open: 4 7/8 × 3 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (12.4 × 9.6 × 3.2 cm) Closed: 2 1/2 × 2 3/8 × 2 3/16 in. (6.4 × 6.1 × 5.6 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.474a
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed: on exterior - two inscriptions in Renaissance capitals: ATTENDITE ET VIDETE SI EST DOLOR SICVT DOLOR and LEVEMVS CORDA NOSTRA CVM MANIBVS AD DNM (Dominum) IN CE (coelos) J (Jeremias) CP (caput) L (which should read LV, references being from Vulgate, Lamentations 1:12 and 3:41). On plaque - in Gothic letters: PER PACEM CRISTE TRHIT (i.e. trahit for tradit) HIIS TE PRODITOR ISTE. On lower inside in Gothic letters: NOS PILATVS CONDEMPNAMVS IESVM FLAGELLANDVM IN MONTE CALVARIO CRVCIFIGI ET IN ALTVM ELEVARI. On upper inside - O CRVX AVE SPE (spes) VIN (unica) HOC PASSIONIS TEMPORE AVGE PIIS IVSTICIAM REIS (from hymn Vexilla Regis, see Williamson, p. 63-64).
Private Collection, Cordova; Dealer, London; Baron Albert Oppenheim, Cologne(sold 1906); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1906–1917)
Kunsthistorische Ausstellung, Düsseldorf 1902: Illustrirter Katalog. Düsseldorf: August-Bagel-Verlag, 1902. no. 1198, p. 106.

Molinier, Émile. Collection du Baron Albert Oppenheim: Tableaux et objets d'art, catalogue précédé d'une introduction. Paris: Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts, 1904. no. 94, p. 41, pl. LXII.

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. 40, pp. 63, 64–65, pl. XXIV, color pl. 17.

Dingelstedt, Kurt. "Betnuß." Reallexikon zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte 2 (1948). pp. 377–78.

The Life of Christ: A Loan Exhibition of Works of Art Illustrating Episodes in the Life of Christ. Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1948. no. 190, p. 33.

Romanelli, Susan J. "South Netherlandish Boxwood Devotional Sculpture 1475–1530." PhD diss., Columbia University, 1992. no. 20, pp. 262–65, 42–43, 57, 62, 140, fig. 31–34.

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. 96.

Boehm, Barbara Drake, and Alexandra Suda. "The Material." In Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, edited by Lisa Ellis, and Alexandra Suda. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016. p. 16.

Dandridge, Pete, and Lisa Ellis. "Workshop Practices." In Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries, edited by Frits Scholten. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. pp. 521, 550–51, 558–59, 568–69, fig. 248, 258–59, 264.

Dandridge, Pete, and Lisa Ellis. "Making." In Small Wonders: Gothic Boxwood Miniatures, edited by Lisa Ellis, and Alexandra Suda. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2016. pp. 26, 27.

Falkenburg, Reindert. "Prayer Nuts Seen Through the 'Eyes of the Heart'." In Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries, edited by Frits Scholten. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. pp. 129–30, fig. 73.

Scholten, Frits. "Scale, Prayer and Play." In Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries, edited by Frits Scholten. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. pp. 178–79, fig. 81.

Scholten, Frits. "The Boxwood Carvers of the Late Gothic Netherlands." In Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries, edited by Frits Scholten. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. pp. 60, 63.

Scholten, Frits. "Statuettes: 'Taillee en bois bien fecte'." In Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries, edited by Frits Scholten. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. p. 440.

Scholten, Frits, ed. Small Wonders: Late-Gothic Boxwood Micro-Carvings from the Low Countries. Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum, 2016. no. 27, pp. 216–17, 614.

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. 380–81, fig. 163.



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