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  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (possibly, made)
    Tyrol (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1750-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wooden and silver-gilt beads with silver-mounted pendants on a red silk cord

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Walter Child

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Jewellery, Rooms 91 to 93 mezzanine, The William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, case 72, shelf C, box 6

Physical description

Rosary of wooden beads arranged in five decades on a red silk cord, with paters of silver-gilt and three pendants:
a. Loose oval gilt-bronze medallion in a silver frame, with heads of saints on each side.
b. Wooden amulet of a clenched fist (Neidfeige) with the thumb protruding between the first and second fingers, in a silver mount.
c. Silver-gilt pilgrimage medal from Einsiedlen in a silver mount, showing the Last Supper on one side, and ... on the other.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (possibly, made)
Tyrol (possibly, made)


1750-1800 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wooden and silver-gilt beads with silver-mounted pendants on a red silk cord


Length: 16.0 cm, Width: 4.5 cm, Depth: 0.7 cm

Descriptive line

Rosary of wood and silver beads with pendants, Switzerland or Austria, 18th century.

Production Note

Purchased at Brixen


Wood; Silver; Silver-gilt; Gilt bronze; Silk cord


Casting; Carved

Subjects depicted



Jewellery; Metalwork; Amulets; Christianity


Metalwork Collection

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