This chaplet or rosary was Inspired by the one found in the margin of Catherine of Cleves' 15th c. Book of Hours. Our reproduction has an antique brass 45 x 30mm cross with coral rondelles and pearls, a brass Seven Pointed Star adorned with pearls, plus the tassels have cone caps made of brass by the same artisan. All are attached to 10mm coral beads, in the same number (39) and in the same positions as shown in the painting. There will also be a generic relic bag adorned with pearl tassels attached; however, it is without initials so you can personalize it.
This is a Palace Gallery Exclusive! These handmade brass pieces are not mass produced, but part of our original castings for a chaplet used in a museum exhibit in the Museum Het Valkhof in Nijimegen, Netherland. It was as part of their exhibition, "Catherine's World - Devotion, Demons and Daily Life in the 15th Century." This is the generic version that was offered to the general public in the museum gift shop.
You can order a custom one with wire links. Convo us, if interested.
THE HOURS OF CATHERINE OF CLEVES is an ornately illuminated manuscript in the Gothic art style, produced in about 1440 by the anonymous Dutch artist known as the Master of Catherine of Cleves. The rosary is found on page 237 of MS M.917/945, titled "Adoration of the Magi." The manuscript is housed at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, NY, USA.
Shipped in a velvet pouch.
A FREE Latin prayer booklet is included with each rosary purchase.
We ship via USPS Priority Mail with insurance so that your package arrives in 2-3 days and you can track it on-line.
CREDO CROSS - The Apostle's Creed can be found in use as early as 6th century. By the end of the 12th century a decree was issued commanding the priests to urge the people to recite frequently the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Salutations to the Virgin. The Creed was usually said on a cross form that was incorporated into the prayer beads and became known as the credo cross.
CORAL - Called "Daughter of the Sea" supports the physical body by strengthening the energy core. It promotes love, healing, protection, peace and wisdom.
PEARLS - Pearls are said to give the wearer a sense of calmness and stability, and to promote faith, loyalty, truth and purity. They can especially enhance personal integrity.
See more like this in our Rosaries and Paternosters Section!
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