Bone Carved Skull Prayer Beads - Paternoster - Tenner - Memento Mori

$68.00

A large antiqued bone skull (22x18mm) sitting on top of a black tassel is the focus point of this tenner. It sets on top of a black tassel and is connected to the other beads with wire links. Ten sets of 10mm round bone beads with bone roundels complete the tenner arrangement. There is a gold plated ring and a black hanging cord for attaching to a belt or pouch.

It measures approx. 12" overall (excluding the hanging cord).

Shipped in a velvet pouch.
We ship via USPS Priority Mail with insurance so that your package arrives in 2-3 days and you can track it on-line.

NOTE: Because of the antiquing process, bone beads typically emit a smoked scent. To reduce the aroma, rub beads with a sheet of fabric softener. Sizes, shapes and colors may vary with handcrafted items.

Like to DIY? - Want to make your own skull rosary or just want one of these skulls for a necklace? You can find just the beads listed in the Misc. Supplies section.

See more skull paternosters in our Rosaries and Paternosters Section!

Memento Mori Jewelry, including rosaries, with its unflinching use of symbols of death and its purposeful message, "Remember you must die" was widely worn in Western Europe during the 16th century. A constant reminder that life is temporary and heaven should be the ultimate goal, its intention was to encourage virtuous living.

Tenners or Gebetskette Zehners (prayer chain with 10 beads) became popular in the 16th century. As the name implies, they were chaplets consisting of 10 beads. Sometimes another bead was added which was usually larger than the 10 beads and sometimes had bead caps and/or spacers separating it from the other beads. In addition to these beads there was a tassel, saint's metal, credo cross, crucifix or some kind of pendant. Often a number of these items were used in combination at the end of the prayer beads.

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Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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