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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

wt: 110.25g.


Ex: Viennese private collection, early 20th Century.

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, Washington D.C. obj. no. 1929.8.240.7

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