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Prayer Nut Pendant
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Prayer Nut Pendant


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The wonder of the carving lies in the artist's ability to work on such an incredibly tiny scale. The inscription around the interior edge identifies the scenes as the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Exhibitions
  • The Age of the Marvelous. Hood Museum of Art, Hanover; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston; High Museum of Art, Atlanta. 1991-1993.
  • A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 2016-2017.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1500-1525 (Renaissance)
Medium
boxwood
(Wood)
Accession Number
61.132
Measurements
H: 1 7/8 × W: 1 15/16 × Hinge to clasp D: 2; Length when open: 3 7/8 in. (4.8 × 4.9 × 5.1 × 9.8 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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