Carrying of the Cross; Crucifixion

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
Adam Dirksz
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
1490 - 1525
Medium
boxwood
Credit Line
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
Object Number
KMS5552
Location
AGO, Gallery 137 Margaret Eaton Gallery
Institution/Owner
Statens Museum for Kunst

Dimensions

Overall Open (diameter): 50mm (5 cm)

Description

Upper scene: Crucifixion with the Swoon of the Virgin and the Vera Icon; lower scene: Carrying of the Cross with St. Veronica

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Carved Latin inscriptions around edges:

tuam cruce(m) adoramus d(omi)ne viam gloriosam recolimus passio(n)es q(ui) pas(sus) es(t) p(ro) nobis misere nobis [inner upper] [antiphon in the mass of Adoratio Crucis]

jugum meum suave est et onus meum leve. Adam Theodrici me fecit [inner lower]

levemus corde nostra cum manibus ad dominum in celos [Lamentations 3:41]/ attendite et videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus [outer] [Lamentations 1:12]

[source: SMK website]

Published References

Jaap Leeuwenberg, De gebedsnoot van Eewert Jansz van Bleiswick en andere werken van Adam Dirksz (Ghent: Miscellanea Jozef Duverger, Bijdragen tot de Kunstgeschiedenis der Nederlanden II, 1968, pp 614—624)

Catalogue Raisonné

Romanelli 24

Provenance

Provenance
Transferred from Royal Treasury to Cabinet of Curiosities in 1826; transferred to Royal Academy of Arts in the 1880s; entered the Collections of the Statens Museum for Kunst in 1905
Previous Owner(s)
Royal Treasury
Royal Academy of Arts

Subjects

Crucifixion
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross

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