Rosary with Cross of Tau pendant 1501/1550 The Cross of Tau has been considered a means of protection against the plague since the 6th century. It is also the symbol of St. Anthony, who is called on in cases of ergot poisoning or "St. Anthony's fire".
Title: Chapelet en os conservé dans le coffret à reliques. City: Huy[fusionnée]. Institution: Eglise Notre-Dame. KIK-IRPA Object number: 10116080. Date: from 1251 (ca) to 1300 (ca). Materials: os & métal. A135279