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.

#5547

Ex: Viennese private collection, early 20th Century.

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

Comparandum: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. obj. no. 1929.8.240.7