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Rosary Bead with the Crucifixion and Resurrection

Date:
ca. 1500–1525
Geography:
Made in Germany
Culture:
Spanish
Medium:
Ivory, polychromy, silver-gilt mount
Dimensions:
Overall (open): 4 7/16 x 5 3/8 x 1 5/16 in. (11.2 x 13.7 x 3.3 cm) Overall (closed): 4 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (11.2 x 7 x 5.7 cm) left hemisphere: 4 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/16 in. (11.2 x 7 x 3.3 cm) right hemisphere: 2 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 in. (6.9 x 7 x 2.8 cm)
Classification:
Ivories
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.304
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 626
The outside of each half is carved in the form of a scallop shell, the emblem of Saint James and of pilgrimages, perhaps indicating that the object was intended for use on such a journey.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
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. 206, p. 34.



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