Bead from a rosary or chaplet formed of three half-length figures, addorsed and divided by panel with two holes at top, an amorous couple and skeleton.
On moulded quatrefoil base, in Latin: O MORS QUAM AMARA EST MEMORIA TUA ("Death, how bitter it is to be reminded of you.")
By 1957, M.H. Drey, Ltd., London, England; 1957, sold by Drey to the MFA for $1,000. (Accession Date: September 12, 1957)
William E. Nickerson Fund