Half of a Prayer Bead with the Prayer of the Rosary

Boxwood, silver | 3 x 0.6cm | Early 16th century

Unknown Artist

The paired medallions of this relatively modest carving not only illustrate the use of boxwood prayer beads but also seem to echo the recommendation of the fifteenth-century Dominican theologian Alanus de Rupe for praying the Rosary. He advised that ...
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