Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
European
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
19th century
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
Location and collection unknown, formerly in the Heinrich Wencke collection, Hamburg
Object Number
EXH.111986
Location
Location Unknown
Institution/Owner
Unknown

Dimensions

Overall (diameter): 39mm (3.9 cm)

Description

Upper scene: Carrying of the Cross with St. Veronica; lower scene: Crucifixion

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Latin inscriptions carved around edges in Renaissance capitals:

TVAM CRVCE[m] ADORAMVS D[omi]NE TVAM GLORIO SAM RECOLIM[us]PA [inner upper]

SVSCEPERV[n]T AVT[em] IH[esu]M ET EDVXERV[n]T ET BAIVLANS SIBI CRVCEM [inner lower]

DOMINE IHESV CRISTE ACCIPE Spiritu]M MEV[m] [outer]

O MATER DEI MEMENTO MEI [outer]

[source: Molinier Pabst 1891]

Published References

Charles Mannheim, Catalogue des objets d’art et de haute curiosités, antiques, du moyen-âge à la renaissance, composant l’importante et précieuse collection Spitzer, dont la vente publique aura lieu à Paris (Paris: Imprimerie de l’Art, 1893) no. 2136 (acccording to Romanelli) or 2136 (comparing images); Katalog ausgewählter, hervorragender Kunstsachen und Antiquitäten aus der Sammlung des Hernn Heinrich Wencke, Hamburg (…) Versteigerung zu Köln den 27. und 28. October 1898 ... durch J.M. Herberle (H. Lempertz' Söhne), lot no. 218

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 81

Provenance

Provenance
Frédéric Spitzer Collection, Paris. Heinrich Wencke collection, Hamburg (sold 1898)
Previous Owner(s)
Frédéric Spitzer

Subjects

Crucifixion
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross

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