An important carved bone rosary bead representing on one side the head of the dead Christ with an elongated face, emaciated features, wavy hair and a crown of thorns and on the other side a grinning skull.
This pearl is more archaic in style than the ones normally encountered and dates from the end of the Gothic era.
Southern Netherlands. Early 16th century.
Dimensions: height 2,7cm ; diameter 2cm
With a beautiful silky patina from old age and use.
13 000 €