Art Deco Italian Black Bead Rosary
An Art Deco Italian black bead rosary. Luxurious smooth black wooden beads set on aged brass wire. The wire is much stronger than a string which probably explains why this rosary has lasted such a long time. This unique open work connector has the image of Jesus with his sacred heart in the center and his halo at the top while six angels encircle him above, three on each side. The back has the image of Mary with her halo and she is encircled by six angels, three on each side. The trefoil crucifix is made in three parts with fleur de lis shaped arms. The words INRI is set at the top with heart shaped leaves on the cross. The back of the crucifix is marked Italy. This Italian Art Deco rosary measures approx. 20" long with the center connector meausuring approx. 5/8" wide x 1" high and the crucifix measures approx. 1-1/4" x 2".
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