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Paternoster      Place of origin: Germany       Date: 1475-1500       Artist/Maker:  Unknown       Materials and Techniques:      Silver, silver-gilt, wood, amber  - V & A

Paternoster

Paternoster Place of origin: Germany (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silver, silver-gilt, wood, amber

Paternoster fragment, Nurnberg, c. 1500. Silver & Amethyst - This one is particularly interesting since the beads are faceted.

Paternoster fragment, c. 1500 Nurnberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Inv # T…

eather thongs, found in European grave sites, are sewn into a circle. Bone rings are aligned and sewn into place like scales on the thong.  As prayers are counted the rings are turned over. Still in use as late as the 19th century in Southern Germany. St Jerome is praying one of these rosaries in the painting, 'St Jerome in the Desert" by Bono da Ferrara c 1440.

Rosary Workshop: History of the Rosary - Journaling the Bead

Paternoster / Rosenkranz - Arnolfini-Hochzeit, 1434 von Jan van Eyck (National Gallery in London) - Nachbildung: Bergkristall auf Leinenzwirn mit Seidenquasten

Arnolfini-Hochzeit, 1434 von Jan van Eyck (National Gallery in London)…

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