Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
South Netherlandish
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
1500 - 1525
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Object Number
61.131
Location
The Walters Art Museum
Institution/Owner
The Walters Art Museum

Dimensions

Overall Open (diameter): 49mm (4.9 cm)

Description

Left scene: Carrying of the Cross; Right scene: Crucifixion with the Swoon of the Virgin

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Carved Latin inscription around scene of Crucifixion only:

O crux ave, spes unica, Hoc passionis tempore, Auge piis justitiam, Reisque dona veniam
[stanza 8 of Good Friday hymn Vexilla Regis]

[source: Romanelli]

Published References

World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 29

Provenance

Provenance
Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest
Previous Owner(s)
Henry Walters

Subjects

Crucifixion
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross

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