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Size : 5 cm high x 4 cm deep x 3 cm wide
2 ins high x 1½ ins deep x 1¼ ins wide
The skull bead on the rosary was used as an admonitory symbol and an object of devotional meditation.
During prayer it was a symbol of Christian remorse and penitence, a reminder to pray for salvation, and a warning that man is not divine and cannot escape his irrevocable fate, that all earthly life is transient.
|Height||5.00 cm||(1.97 inches)|
|Width||3.00 cm||(1.18 inches)|
|Depth||4.00 cm||(1.57 inches)|