Medieval London

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German rosary .jpg
This particular rosary is of German origin and dates back to the late medieval/early modern period. It is composed of ivory, silver, and partially gilded mounts.

Annunciation Triptych.jpg
"The Annunciation Triptych" measures 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in. (64.5 x 117.8 cm). The left panel pictures a woman kneeling before an open door, holding a long string of red prayer beads with a large silver bead at each end.

This rosary measures 270 mm in length— the diameters of the small, medium, and large beads measuring 10 mm, 12 mm, and 15 mm, respectively. The beads of this rosary are made of wood, suggesting it may have belonged to someone of lower social…
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