Evelin Wetter and Frits Scholten (eds.)

Prayer Nuts, Private Devotion and Early Modern Art Collecting

The authors present prayer nuts and small-scale boxwood carvings of different collections and highlight their function as private devotional objects and collector’s items. They discuss prints used as models for Late Gothic and Early Renaissance miniature carvings and sculptures and present new material about the historical perception of such objects. This book contains the papers of a colloquium organised by the Abegg-Stiftung in 2012.

Riggisberger Berichte 22 | With contributions by L. Ellis, R. Falkenburg, E. M. Kavaler, I. Reesing, F. Scholten, J. C. Smith, A. Suda, I. M. Veldman, E. Wetter | 236 p., 101 illus, 26 plates, paperbound, 23 x 31 cm, 2017, ISBN 978-3-905014-64-8

CHF 85.00