Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
South Netherlandish
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
1500 - 1525
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
Schatzkammer der Residenz, Munich, Germany
Object Number
ResMüSch. 29
Location
Schatzkammer der Residenz
Institution/Owner
Schatzkammer der Residenz

Dimensions

Overall diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Description

Polyptych: Upper hemisphere: Crucifixion; left wing: Brazen serpent; right wing: Descent from the Cross, Entombment; outer wings: left: Presentation of the Virgin, right: Marriage of the Virgin; lower hemisphere: Carrying of the Cross with St. Veronica; Medallion: outer: Annunciation; inner: Nativity, Presentation, Annunciation to Joseph, Flight into Egypt, Christ in the Temple

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Carved Latin inscriptions:

LEVEMUS CORDA NOSTRA CUM MANIB[us] AD D[omi]N[v]M I[n] (around upper half, exterior) [Lamentations 3:41]
ATTENDITE ET VIDETE SI [est] DOLOR MEVS (around lower half, exterior) [Lamentations 1:12]
O CRVX AVE SPES VNICA, HOC PASSIONIS TEMPORE, AVGE PIIS JVSTIC.[iam] (around upper half, interior) [Stanza 8 of Good Friday hymn Vexilla Regis]
SVSCEPERV[n]T AVT[em] IH[esu]M ET EDVXERV[n]T. ET BAJVLANS SIBI CRVCE[m] EXIVIT I[n] EV[m] (around lower half, interior) [John 19: 16-17]
ET TV, BETH[l]E[h]E[m] T[er]RA IVDA, NEQVAQVAM MINIMA ES IN PRINCIP[i]BVS IVDA (around medallion, interior) [Matthew 2:6]
ECCE ANCILLA DOMINI, FIAT MIHII SECVNDVM V[er]B[vm] TVV[m] (around medallion, exterior) [Luke 1:38]

[source: Rijksmuseum catalogue]

Published References

Hans Thoma and Walter Hege, Kronen und Kleinodien: Meisterwerke des Mittelalters und der Renaissance aus den Schatzkammern der Residenz zu München (Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1955) no. 22

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 18

Provenance

Provenance
In Kunstkammer since 1598
Previous Owner(s)
Unsorted

Subjects

Virgin Mary
Crucifixion
Annunciation
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross
Nativity
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
Flight into Egypt
Moses and the Brazen Serpent
Marriage of Joseph and Mary

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