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The Lady with the Alabaster Jar
variation ii
Natural Carnelian and Bronze
10-Bead Handmade Chaplet

Inspired by the lady with the alabaster jar, who – defying all propriety, and scandalizing the Apostles with her imprudence – cracked open a jar of vastly expensive perfume, and poured the entire contents over Jesus. 

For her wildly extravagant gesture of love, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of, in memory of her.”  (Matthew 26:13) 

The large, beautifully ornamented crucifix of this chaplet is solid bronze, hand-cast from a vintage Latin American original.

To us, the shape of the white stone Pater bead suggests the alabaster jar.  On each side of the Pater are decorative beads hand-cast of bronze, and beads of solid brass.

The Aves are natural carnelian in warm, semi-translucent russets and browns.  Among these are beads of solid brass and matte glass.  

The chaplet is strung on premium quality Soft Flex jewelers' cable, composed of 49 strands of plied steel encased in nylon, with a test strength of 26 pounds;  each end is double-crimped for security.  The connecting rings are solid bronze.

Crucifix:  2.2"
Pater:  about 12x15mm
Aves:  8mm
Length:  8.25" 

$144. (Sold. For a similar chaplet, please inquire.)

© Copyright 2007-19, M. Laura Eckert, Still Stone and Moss, Prayer Bead Art: Handmade Rosaries, Prayer Ropes, Chaplets, and Rosary Bracelets.