Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
South Netherlandish
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
early 16th century
Medium
boxwood with silver hinge and suspension ring
Credit Line
Location and collection unknown, formerly in the Bourgeois Frères Collection, Cologne, Germany
Object Number
EXH.111877
Location
Location Unknown
Institution/Owner
Unknown

Dimensions

Overall Open (diameter): 39mm (3.9 cm)

Description

Upper scene: Crucifixion; lower scene; Carrying of the Cross; on the outside are four medallions with heraldic lions holding an empty escutcheon

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Carved in Latin around upper scene in Gothic letters:

D[omi]NE IH[es]V CHR[ist]E ACCIPE SP[iri]TV[m] MEV[m]

[source: Molinier & Pabst, 1891]

Published References

Emile Molinier and Arthur Pabst, “Les sculpture en buis et pierre de Munich” La Collection Spitzer III (Paris: Maison Quantin, 1891) no. 18; 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. 2140; Bourgeois Frères sale 1904, lot 1106.

Provenance

Provenance
Sold from Frédéric Spitzer Collection, Paris1893. Bourgeois Frères Collection, Cologne.
Previous Owner(s)
Frédéric Spitzer
Bourgeois Frères Collection

Subjects

Crucifixion
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross

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