Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross
Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross

Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross

1600 to 1700 Spain

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A Fine Spanish Votive Ivory and Silver Rosary Mounted with a Toledo Worked Steel Pendant Cross with Four Small and One Large Carved Ivory Memento Mori Skulls
Spaced along a Silver Chain with 58 Turned Ivory ‘Ave’ Beads the large Naturistically Carved Ivory Skull Acting as the Terminal Bead
Mid 17th Century

Size: approx: 142cm long – 56 ins long
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 7, item no. 5, for a Turkish string of black and red coral prayer beads ‘Subha’
The word ‘bead’ is derived from the Anglo Saxon ‘bidden’: to pray, and ‘bede’: prayer. Prayer beads are most commonly associated with the Middle Ages and the Roman Catholic Church, but their use is universal and pre-dates the Christian era. Christianity was in fact the last of the major religions to employ prayer beads in an important ritualistic role. Even today the religions of nearly two-thirds of the world’s population utilise some form of prayer beads.
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Ivory, Silver, Gilt Steel
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