This rosary owned by Henry VIII, consists of a ring from which hangs a cross, ten Ave beads, and a large bead for Pater Noster. It has been richly carved throughout and the Pater bead is hinged, with two biblical scenes carved inside.
Angel Art and a brief introduction to Angelology; New Pictures of Angels by Howard David Johnson featuring oil paintings, prismacolors and digital media.
The main scene shows the birth of the Virgin Mary. On the left is Noah with the dove in the ark (Old Testament, Genesis 8: 7-8) and on the right: the vision of Balaam (Old Testament, Numbers 24: 17). Inscriptions give the precise Biblical references. The star seen in the vision of Balaam was interpreted as a symbol of the birth of the Virgin. The story of the ark was seen as symbolic of the redemption that the Virgin would provide through her son Jesus Christ.💞🌍🌎🌏💞