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Detail Portrait Constanza Caetani, pins, sewing needle and open thimble, 1480-1490, National Gallery, London  https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/283860_458064614271779_1437169782_n.jpg?oh=c37a212b9285ae6207cf9a92a2e4e4ad&oe=54D247E4&__gda__=1426692661_9ec48935334dcaab4c825b7b57006aa8

Detail Portrait Constanza Caetani, pins, sewing needle and open thimble, 1480-1490, National Gallery, London https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/283860_458064614271779_1437169782_n.jpg?oh=c37a212b9285ae6207cf9a92a2e4e4ad&oe=54D247E4&__gda__=1426692661_9ec48935334dcaab4c825b7b57006aa8

eather thongs, found in European grave sites, are sewn into a circle. Bone rings are aligned and sewn into place like scales on the thong.  As prayers are counted the rings are turned over. Still in use as late as the 19th century in Southern Germany. St Jerome is praying one of these rosaries in the painting, 'St Jerome in the Desert" by Bono da Ferrara c 1440.

eather thongs, found in European grave sites, are sewn into a circle. Bone rings are aligned and sewn into place like scales on the thong. As prayers are counted the rings are turned over. Still in use as late as the 19th century in Southern Germany. St Jerome is praying one of these rosaries in the painting, 'St Jerome in the Desert" by Bono da Ferrara c 1440.

bordado-de-lujo:Portrait of Maria de’ Medici (detail) by Agnolo Bronzino, 1551.  http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2013/02/15/26426868.html

bordado-de-lujo:Portrait of Maria de’ Medici (detail) by Agnolo Bronzino, 1551. http://www.alaintruong.com/archives/2013/02/15/26426868.html

Lucrecia de Médici, hija del Gran Duque de Toscana Cosme I de Médici y su esposa Leonor Álvarez de Toledo, hija del Virrey de Nápoles.

Lucrecia de Médici, hija del Gran Duque de Toscana Cosme I de Médici y su esposa Leonor Álvarez de Toledo, hija del Virrey de Nápoles.

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Andrea Solario ( (1460–1524).  #Salome #VonGiesbrechtJewels

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Andrea Solario ( (1460–1524). #Salome #VonGiesbrechtJewels