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On display at V&A South Kensington
Sculpture, Room 111, The Gilbert Bayes Gallery

This object consists of 2 parts, some of which may be located elsewhere.

Rosary Bead


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.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Rosary Bead Scenes From the Life of St. Jerome
  • Case
Brief Description
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
Credit line
Salting Bequest
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • Salting Bequest (A. 70 to A. 1029-1910) / Murray Bequest (A. 1030 to A. 1096- 1910)'. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum (Department of Architecture and Sculpture). London: Printed under the Authority of his Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, EC, p. 87
  • Williamson, Paul. Netherlandish Sculpture 1450-1550. London, 2002. pp. 144-5, ill., cat.no. 47
Collection
Accession Number
A.535&A-1910

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record createdMarch 5, 2004
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