Roundel with the Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1532. German. Made in Swabia. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Cloisters Collection, 1982 (1982.433.5) | Saint Anthony Abbot's test of faith at the hands of a clutch of demons is represented here in a charming, if somewhat naive, Late Gothic style. #Cloisters
Rosary Bead, early 16th century South Netherlandish (Brabant) Boxwood Rosary beads, miniature altars, and other small devotional objects produced in Brabant in the early sixteenth century inspire awe by the detail and minuteness of their carving. Produced in relatively large numbers, these rosary beads were carved of many pieces of fine-grained boxwood.