(via Gothic Ivories Project | Rosary pendant (chapelet))

Rosary pendant (chapelet)
Ivory
60mm
Side 1: Bust of woman [in 15th-century gown and headdress/hood].
Carved inscription on her veil: ‘hELAS MORIR NOVS FAVLT’ (‘Alas we must die’).
Side 2: bust of skeleton (Death); skull; toads; worms; vermin.
Foliated capital.
Châlons-en-Champagne 2007-2008: French or Flemish, c. 1500.

Source: gothicivories.courtauld.ac.uk
  1. brklynshannon reblogged this from cleolinda
  2. childofgloom reblogged this from cleolinda
  3. casapazzo reblogged this from cleolinda
  4. thefaustianman reblogged this from emeraldxfairy
  5. emeraldxfairy reblogged this from cleolinda
  6. this-is-c reblogged this from cleolinda
  7. cheveuxroux reblogged this from cleolinda
  8. ladysaviours reblogged this from cleolinda
  9. cemeterycake reblogged this from cleolinda
  10. undersally reblogged this from cleolinda
  11. shellebelle93 reblogged this from cleolinda and added:
    Oh, I love this…
  12. saynotocyberbullies reblogged this from cleolinda and added:
    I would love to own a replica of this, trufax.
  13. lostinhistory reblogged this from cleolinda
  14. bellebonnesage reblogged this from cleolinda and added:
    Putting the Goth in Gothic.
  15. cleolinda posted this