Prayer Beads (Paternosters & Rosaries)

The origin of the modern English word 'bead' is the Middle English word "bede," which means "to pray." Strings of beads have been carried as an aid to prayer…
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13th century large paternoster Waterford | Elizabethe | Flickr

13th Century

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a *fantastic* collection of funerary and cathedral statuary, and some sarcophagi, from Germany in the 1300s (themcs.com - Britain's SCA)
Missale et horae ad usum Fratrum Minorum. -- 1301-1400 -- manuscrits

14th Century

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Amb. 317.2° Folio 48 verso  black rosary / paternoster hanging in the shoemaker's shop Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 13 recto rosary bead maker - 1400's

15th Century

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Coral and something else    1500 Rodrigo de Osona the Younger (Spanish painter, active 1505-1530) Detail from Adoration of the Magi
San Antonio Abad, de Joos van Cleve, en Agaete (Gran Canaria)
Triptych with the Crucifixion - Master of Delft - 1520 | by juan_guthrie

16th Century

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Amber rosary beads strung on silk braid; one length with three beads, one with five beads. Production Date: Medieval Measurements: L 65 mm; L 114 mm Materials: natural resin; amber; natural fibre (unidentified)
Ancient Ireland — A 13th century amber paternoster (prayer beads)...

Amber

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Medieval Prayer Nut 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Boxwood rosary bead with the Adoration of the Magi and a Pietà with St. James the Greater and St. Ursula, c. 1480-1530
Intricately carved rosary bead, early 16th century Brabant, boxwood    Cloisters collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Carved Wood

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Medieval Silkwork: Through the viewfinder: The Heiligentaler Altarpiece. Object number: 20019805 Type of object: fragment de textile Inventory number: Tx 497 Institution place: Bruxelles[localité] Institution: Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire Creator: inconnu (imprimeur) Date: 1301 (incertain) - 1400 (incertain) Provenance: Errera, Isabelle[collection][Bruxelles]; Bruxelles Material: lin, pigment[f] Technique: tissé, technique d'impression Place of production: Deutschland Dimensions: hauteur: 1
"Meister von Frankfurt" Antwerpen Kreuzigungstriptychon der Frankfurter Patrizierfamilie Humbracht 1504-1508 Frankfurter Städl
Virgin and Child with a Donor Presented by Saint Jerome, c1450 - German | by juan_guthrie

Coral

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Christoph Schurff, painted in 1580 - detail
"Meister von Frankfurt" Antwerpen Kreuzigungstripychon der Frankfurter Patrizierfamilie Humbracht 1504-1508 Frankfurter Städl
For those of you in the cheap seats, a simple summation of the Medieval Paternoster follows: To answer your question, what is a paternoste...

Crystal

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Geoffrey Chaucer, c1415-20.  in Thomas Hoccleve's  Regiment of Princes.  Harleian MS. 4866  British Library.
Geoffrey Chaucer, c1415-20.  in Thomas Hoccleve's  Regiment of Princes.  Harleian MS. 4866  British Library.

Jet

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Extant medieval paternoster replica lapis by MedievalLivingStore
War of the Roses late- medieval/early-Renaissance paternoster
Medieval accessories: paternoster based on Martyrdom of

Recreations

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THE TOMB OF BLANCHE MORTIMER, LADY GRANDISON. ST BARTHOLOMEW CHURCH MUCH MARCLE – A MEDIEVAL POTPOURRI
- OPUS INCERTUM -: women's clothing (and 3)
Ivory hand carved Ivory Tower Rosary Christ Mary Blessed Virgin

Statuary

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an old black and white drawing of a woman standing in front of a church door
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Chapelet en os conservé dans le coffret à reliques
two pictures one with a necklace and the other with tassels, both featuring an image of a woman
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an illustration of a man sitting in front of a window with a bird on his arm
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 48 verso black rosary / paternoster hanging in the shoemaker's shop Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
an old man sitting at a table with beads on the loom and weaving it
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 13 recto rosary bead maker - 1400's
an old book with a drawing of a man working on a weaving machine in it
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Hans Paternostrer (1435), a paternoster-maker in the Mendel Hausbuch
an open book with a drawing of two men standing next to each other on the cover
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 33 verso Amb. 317.2° Folio 46 verso coral rosaries Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
Ss, Jpg, Pilgrim, Pilgrims
an open book with some drawings on it
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 46 verso All three family members hold coral rosaries (note the different veil styles - including ruffled - on the women Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
an old book with a drawing of two people standing in front of a cross on it
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 93 recto Coral Rosaries Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
an old book with a drawing of two people
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 73 verso Coral Rosaries Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
an open book with pictures of people in medieval clothing and text on the front cover
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 43 recto Amb. 317.2° Folio 46 verso hers is coral, his is jet Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen
an old book with a drawing of a man standing in front of a church
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Mendel I - Amb. 317.2° Maltechnik: Lavierte Federzeichnung Farbauftrag: Schwarze Tinte, blaue, braune und grüne Wasserfarben, Höhung in Deckweiß und Zinnober. Bildmaße: H 255 x B 196 Datierung: Ab 1425 Folio 99 v edelman (Diener)
an open book with some drawings on it
Die Hausbücher der Nürnberger Zwölfbrüderstiftungen
Amb. 317.2° Folio 129 recto Coral Rosaries Die Hausbucher der Nurnberg Zwolfbruderstiftungen