Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope

• Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some details of which are only visible under a microscope

Prayer "nuts" - a striking example of Dutch craftsmanship craftsmen of the XVI century. These carved miniatures used during prayers and hung on a rosary. Possession of such a work of art meant not only an extraordinary man of piety, but also its high social status, t. To. Each "nut" was worth a fortune.

Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope

Until today has reached only 135 known miniatures carved on religious themes. Each of them is made of boxwood, which the wood is ideal for small work of woodcarvers.

Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope

Scientists believe that prayer "nuts" (prayer nuts) were made in the short period between 1500 and 1530 years. in the Netherlands and Flanders. Aristocrats and wealthy sought to acquire for himself these carved miniatures, t. To. They cost incredibly expensive, thus pointing to the high social status of owners. The onset of the Reformation led to a big change in the dogmas of Catholic Christianity. Among other things, welcomed shy, so accessories such as prayer "nuts" went out of fashion.

Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope

The incredible product on religious themes, dating back to XVI century.

Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope

Using the microcomputer tomography of 3D-modeling and the researchers found that carved miniatures is much trickier than it might seem at first glance. Inside figures so tightly adjacent to each other, that the joints between them can be detected only by using a microscope or X-ray. We can only marvel at the skills of past masters.

Incredible carved miniatures of the XVI century, some of the details that are visible only under a microscope

Prayer "nut" - carved miniature of the XVI century.