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Rosary Beads

1969.1807 (RS8254)

Description

Rosary beads, carved and pierced wooden mottled beads on metal chain, metal crucifix with corpus and metal medal depicting profile of Pope Pius IX on front and angel blessing a kneeling woman on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1846-1878
Inscriptions
Medal Front: "PIUS * IX * PONT * MAX * AN * VIII" Medal Back: "SPIRITUS * SANC * SUPERVENIET * IN * TE / ROMAE" (Cast)
Location of origin
Rome, Italy
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Personal Symbol
Descriptive terms
BEADS, ROSARY
rosaries
Dimensions
1/2 in (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1807
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100800
Reference Notes
For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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