Christ Entering Jerusalem; Christ Carrying the Cross

Object Name
Prayer Bead
Artist/Maker
Netherlandish
Object Type
Prayer Bead
Date
1515
Medium
fruitwood with metal fitting
Credit Line
The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Object Number
AGOID.29283
Location
AGO, Gallery 135 Betty Ann & Fraser Elliott Gallery
Institution/Owner
Art Gallery of Ontario

Dimensions

Overall Closed: 57.9mm × 37.1mm × 45.1mm (5.8 × 3.7 × 4.5 cm)
Overall Open: 37.1mm × 110.5mm (3.7 × 11.1 cm)

Description

prayer bead in the form of a skull - upper: Entry into Jerusalem; lower: Carrying of the Cross

Signature, Inscriptions, and Markings

Inscription
Date carved in the base of skull: 15 15; a shield carved in base of skull: IF (? A portion of this may be missing)

Provenance

Provenance
Purchase by Ken Thomson at Christie's London, sale on 21 April, 1982 (lot 159); Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Previous Owner(s)
Unsorted

Subjects

skull
Christianity
Carrying of the Cross
Entry into Jerusalem

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