Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
German
Netherlandish
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
c. 1510-1530
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland
Object Number
61.123
Location
AGO, Gallery 136 Marvin Gelber Gallery
Institution/Owner
The Walters Art Museum

Dimensions

Overall Closed: 58mm × 45mm × 50mm (5.8 × 4.5 × 5 cm)
Overall Open: 116mm × 45mm × 23mm (11.6 × 4.5 × 2.3 cm)

Description

Prayer bead in form of the Virgin's head with interior scenes of Carrying of the Cross (upper scene); Crucifixion with the Swoon of the Virgin (lower scene)

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
none

Published References

Shrunken Treasures: Miniaturization in Books and Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009

Provenance

Provenance
William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931
Previous Owner(s)
Henry Walters

Subjects

Crucifixion
Virgin Mary
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross

Related Works

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