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An early sixteenth-century German silver-gilt and ivory rosary bead depicting the crucifixion and resurrection (with Christ holding the banner of the resurrection). (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Additional Images Rosary Bead with the Crucifixion and Resurrection Date: ca. Geography: Made in Germany Culture: Spanish Medium: Ivory, polychromy, silver-gilt mount

A snake man playing the bagpipes with his anus | 20 Bizarre Examples Of Medieval Marginalia

Yo, medieval scribes: no one's going to read the text you so painstakingly lettered if you continue to draw weird and dirty pictures in the margins. Well, I guess you're all dead, so we can&

1570: A rare 16th century gold sundial and compass ring, possibly German,  The hinged oval bezel designed as a seal and engraved with a coat of arms, opening to reveal a sundial and compass, on a plain gold hoop, dimensions of bezel 1.8x2.0cm

rare century Gold sundial and compass ring, possibly German. The hinged oval bezel designed as a seal and engraved with a coat of arms, opening to reveal a sundial and compass, on a plain gold hoop, dimensions of bezel

A sixth-century Ostrogothic gold and garnet buckle with crystal loop, the buckle decorated with a swastika, a symbol of good fortune and wellbeing.

Ostrogothic Gold and Garnet Buckle with Crystal Loop, century AD The upper face with a panel of cloisonne garnets surrounding a rectangular garnet panel with hatched foil beneath, four green glass inserts forming a swastika design.

Shame Flute. The round part goes around the neck and the finger are smashed beneath the iron bar to give the illusion that the musician is playing his instrument.

Round part goes around the neck, fingers are smashed beneath the iron bar. Gives the illusion that the musician's playing his instrument.