Prayer nut


image found int the public archives of the Rijksmuseum

A beautifully carved case, containing a prayer nut, a nutshel containing a miniature roll of paper with the 10 commandments on it.

A time capsule.

It makes me wonder.

The image is from the public library of the Rijksmuseum, where Arjen van der Leeuw curated a fine collection of random curious objects.



A sample of the curious collection of Van der Leeuw

Wander here

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