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Late 17th / early 18th Century
Size : 311 cm long , largest bead 3cm x 2cm
As a form of devotion the rosary is traditionally ascribed to Saint Dominic ( 1170-1221). Each of the five decades represents one of the events in the life of Christ or the Virgin; sorrowful, joyful and glorius. The person praying meditates on the beads whilst saying Hail Mary ten times, concluding with a Gloria , then saying an Our Father on the larger bead to commence the next decade. In the Middle Ages this aid to devotion was so widely used that the manufacture of rosaries was a thriving industry attracting artistic skills of the highest order. Methods of saying paternosters still conforms to modern practice.
|Height||311.00 cm||(122.44 inches)|