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Chapelet Collection

"Exploring the Rich History and Cultural Significance of Chapelet: From Bethlehem to Vietnam" Discover the enchanting world of chapelets, also known as rosaries

Bohemian peasant girl, 19th century. She wears a black hat with red roses at the ear, black cape lined with scarlet
FLO4655524 Bohemian peasant girl, 19th century. She wears a black hat with red roses at the ear, black cape lined with scarlet, black bodice and skirt, holds a handkerchief and rosary

Background imageChapelet Collection: English woman in church with a rosary in her hand. Late middle ages

English woman in church with a rosary in her hand. Late middle ages. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von
FLO4706108 English woman in church with a rosary in her hand. Late middle ages. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's " Historical Picture of the Costumes of

Lady of Livonia, Russian province, 1577. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's "
FLO4705041 Lady of Livonia, Russian province, 1577. Handcolored copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's " Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Peoples of Antiquity

Background imageChapelet Collection: Madonna of the Rosary (The Madonna del Rosario). A wreath of roses is placed on the head of

Madonna of the Rosary (The Madonna del Rosario). A wreath of roses is placed on the head of the Virgin while two Saints
BEN5475750 Madonna of the Rosary (The Madonna del Rosario). A wreath of roses is placed on the head of the Virgin while two Saints hand her white lilies, rosaries and hearts symbolizing faith

Background imageChapelet Collection: Portrait of a fakir, India - Photograph second half of the 19th century

Portrait of a fakir, India - Photograph second half of the 19th century
CSO4984702 Portrait of a fakir, India - Photograph second half of the 19th century -; (add.info.: Portrait of a fakir, India - Photograph second half of the 19th century -); Photo © DDF

Background imageChapelet Collection: Abbess. Death, grotestically crowned with flags or feathers, seized the poor abbess with her

Abbess. Death, grotestically crowned with flags or feathers, seized the poor abbess with her scapular
FLO4675539 Abbess. Death, grotestically crowned with flags or feathers, seized the poor abbess with her scapular. A nun at the door of the convent, with her hands raised

Background imageChapelet Collection: Quaestor vault and preacher boot - engraving of 1823 in ' Drolatic Songes de Pantagruel' by

Quaestor vault and preacher boot - engraving of 1823 in " Drolatic Songes de Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais
JEB4933498 Quaestor vault and preacher boot - engraving of 1823 in " Drolatic Songes de Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais (1494-1553) - (The Capricious Dreams of Pantagruel)

Background imageChapelet Collection: Madonna of the Rosary with Saint Dominica and Saint Catherine Anonymous painting

Madonna of the Rosary with Saint Dominica and Saint Catherine Anonymous painting. Parish Church of Correggio, Italy
VEN5034027 Madonna of the Rosary with Saint Dominica and Saint Catherine Anonymous painting. Parish Church of Correggio, Italy; (add.info)

Background imageChapelet Collection: Imam of Turkey - Turkish iman in turban and long robes - Handcoloured woodcut by Vermorcke from '

Imam of Turkey - Turkish iman in turban and long robes - Handcoloured woodcut by Vermorcke from " Mores
FLO4724168 Imam of Turkey - Turkish iman in turban and long robes - Handcoloured woodcut by Vermorcke from " Mores, Uses et Costumes de tous les Peuples du Monde, Asie," by Auguste Wahlen

Background imageChapelet Collection: Noble persan - Persian nobleman in fur hat, furlined coat with frogging

Noble persan - Persian nobleman in fur hat, furlined coat with frogging, stockings and heeled slippers
FLO4723760 Noble persan - Persian nobleman in fur hat, furlined coat with frogging, stockings and heeled slippers, carrying prayer beads - Handcoloured woodcut from " Customs

Background imageChapelet Collection: Indigenous women Chamarro from Guam Island, Mariana Islands (USA)

Indigenous women Chamarro from Guam Island, Mariana Islands (USA), including a woman veiled with a rosary around her
FLO4636237 Indigenous women Chamarro from Guam Island, Mariana Islands (USA), including a woman veiled with a rosary around her neck, going to the church

Background imageChapelet Collection: Turkish princess, 17th century, after Georges de la Chapelle - Handcoloured steel engraving by

Turkish princess, 17th century, after Georges de la Chapelle - Handcoloured steel engraving by Polydor Pauquet from
FLO4686460 Turkish princess, 17th century, after Georges de la Chapelle - Handcoloured steel engraving by Polydor Pauquet from the Pauquet Brothers' " Foreign Fashions

Background imageChapelet Collection: The Temptation of Christ by Juan (John) of Flanders (active 1496-1519), Oil On Canvas ca

The Temptation of Christ by Juan (John) of Flanders (active 1496-1519), Oil On Canvas ca
XEE5033406 The Temptation of Christ by Juan (John) of Flanders (active 1496-1519), Oil On Canvas ca. 1500/1504, National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Background imageChapelet Collection: Costume of a Carmelite nun, 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph from Thomas Hailes Lacy's '

Costume of a Carmelite nun, 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph from Thomas Hailes Lacy's " Female Costumes
FLO4656610 Costume of a Carmelite nun, 19th century. Handcoloured lithograph from Thomas Hailes Lacy's " Female Costumes Historical, National and Dramatic in 200 Plates," London, 1865

Background imageChapelet Collection: Muslim prayer beads ( tesbih ) in different patterns and colors

Muslim prayer beads ( tesbih ) in different patterns and colors. Dubai. United Arab Emirates

Background imageChapelet Collection: Muslim woman holding islamic prayer beads

Muslim woman holding islamic prayer beads

Background imageChapelet Collection: Christian woman praying the Rosary. Close-up. Vietnam

Christian woman praying the Rosary. Close-up. Vietnam

Background imageChapelet Collection: Rosary dealers in Bethleem (Israel). Engraving by A. Sirouy to illustrate La Syria d aujourd hui

Rosary dealers in Bethleem (Israel). Engraving by A. Sirouy to illustrate La Syria d aujourd hui, by M
LSE4332357 Rosary dealers in Bethleem (Israel). Engraving by A. Sirouy to illustrate La Syria d aujourd hui, by M. Lortet, dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon

Background imageChapelet Collection: Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Chapelet; Rosary; Rosenkranz (engraving)

Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Chapelet; Rosary; Rosenkranz (engraving)
7195281 Le Vocabulaire Illustre: Chapelet; Rosary; Rosenkranz (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chapelet; Rosary; Rosenkranz)

Background imageChapelet Collection: Chapelet incline de Jacques Besson, 1569 (engraving)

Chapelet incline de Jacques Besson, 1569 (engraving)
3644418 Chapelet incline de Jacques Besson, 1569 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chapelet incline de Jacques Besson, 1569)

Background imageChapelet Collection: Saying a prayer before going to market (w / c on paper)

Saying a prayer before going to market (w / c on paper)
XIR341915 Saying a prayer before going to market (w/c on paper) by Kremer, Petrus (1801-88); Musee Municipal, Bergues, France; Flemish, out of copyright

Background imageChapelet Collection: Hong Hien Tu buddhist temple

Hong Hien Tu buddhist temple. Zafu cushion. Lotus flower and prayer beads. Frejus. France

Background imageChapelet Collection: Christmas tree with decorations and prayer beads

Christmas tree with decorations and prayer beads. Geneva. Switzerland

Background imageChapelet Collection: Book of common prayer and rosary on snow. Norway

Book of common prayer and rosary on snow. Norway


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"Exploring the Rich History and Cultural Significance of Chapelet: From Bethlehem to Vietnam" Discover the enchanting world of chapelets, also known as rosaries, through a captivating journey that spans across different cultures and religions. In an engraving by A. Sirouy, we are transported to Bethlehem, Israel, where Rosary dealers showcase their exquisite craftsmanship. The detailed illustration from La Syria d'aujourd'hui by M. Lortet takes us back in time when Jacques Besson created a remarkable inclined chapelet in 1569. This engraving offers a glimpse into the intricate designs and artistry involved in crafting these spiritual objects. In another scene depicted on watercolor paper, we witness someone saying a prayer before embarking on their market journey—a reminder of how faith intertwines with everyday life. Muslim prayer beads or tesbih come alive in various patterns and colors held delicately by devout women who find solace in their rhythmic touch. The image captures the serene devotion expressed through these sacred beads. Moving towards Christianity, we encounter a close-up shot of a Christian woman fervently praying the Rosary amidst her Vietnamese surroundings—an intimate moment filled with deep spirituality. At Hong Hien Tu Buddhist Temple, prayer beads adorn altars alongside vibrant Christmas decorations—a beautiful fusion of traditions celebrating peace and harmony during this festive season. Diverse religious practices converge as we observe Kuran texts paired with skullcaps and prayer beads—an embodiment of devotion within Islamic culture. A snowy landscape in Norway reveals an evocative tableau featuring both the Book of Common Prayer and rosary—symbolizing unity between faiths even amid wintry solitude. Once again, our attention is drawn to Vietnam where another Christian woman engages wholeheartedly in her prayers using chapelet—her unwavering dedication evident upon closer inspection. From Bethlehem's ancient streets to modern-day temples; from tranquil moments at home to bustling markets, chapelet or rosaries have become timeless symbols of faith and devotion.