Tiny Religious Carvings

boxwoodIt must have taken a lot of patience to create these boxwood carvings. Researchers needed a micro CT scanner to analyze just how intricately these 16th-century miniature objects fitted together. The tiny rosaries and prayer beads probably originated in the Low Countries.

boxwood boxwood boxwood boxwoodminiatures_c1 boxwoodminiatures_c2 boxwoodboxwood boxwoodboxwood

All images come from the Art Gallery of Ontario
More: Miniature Magic