prayer nuts

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Scope note
Small, extravagant devotional objects, typically dating from the Middle Ages. A prayer nut is composed of two hemispherical pieces of carved wood connected with a hinge to form a round 'nut.' The halves of an actual nut shell, such as a walnut shell, may be used instead. The two halves customarily contain richly carved religious scenes.
prayer nuts
Accepted term: 20-May-2024