Three Models for Rosary Beads, about 1650-1700. Museum no. A.41-1932

Three Models for Rosary Beads, about 1650-1700. Museum no. A.41-1932

Three Models for Rosary Beads
Italy
About 1650-1700
Wax, on slate
Museum no. A.41-1932

In planning designs for rosary beads, this artist worked out the compositions in wax first. Reading from left to right, they show the Mocking of Christ, the Flagellation and the Agony in the Garden.

A rosary is a devotional aid for prayer to the Virgin Mary.