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Rosary bead

Rosary bead

  • Credit Line:

    Salting Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery, case 9, shelf 2 []

Carved with scenes from the life of St. Jerome and originally one of a set of beads in a rosary. Though part of a devotional object, the virtuoso carving of this bead suggests that is was a luxury product, similar to a high quality Book of Hours, made for a wealthy patron. Other beads from the same workshop have coats of arms used by various aristocratic families in the South Netherlands and abroad, among them Henry VIII of England.

Descriptive line

Rosary bead with a case, depicting scenes from the Life of St. Jerome, possibly from the workshop of Adam Dirksz, made in Brabant ca. 1510-1520


Sculpture; Christianity


Sculpture Collection

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