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Rosary Bead

Date:
1500–1525
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Boxwood
Dimensions:
Overall (open): 4 7/8 x 3 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (12.4 x 9.6 x 3.2 cm) upper hemisphere: 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. (6.4 x 5.4 x 3.2 cm) Lower hemisphere: 2 7/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (6.2 x 6.1 x 3.1 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.474a
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    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).

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Cordova; Dealer, London; Baron Albert Oppenheim, Cologne(sold 1906); J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (1906-1917)

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    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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