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MASSIVE SILVER VANITAS ROSARY BEAD

A Wendekopf of Christ as the Man of Sorrows and a Death’s Head.

 

Austria, 16th to early 17th Century

Intact, 53mm (2 1/8"); 110.25gm

Ex: Viennese private collection, early 20th Century.

 

(#ren5547ag)

 

Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.52

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Smithsonian American Art Museum  obj. no. 1929.8.240.7