Early 15th Century Lapis Lazuli Paternoster.

A linear paternoster string, with 22 Lapis Lazuli gemstones, the beads at each end slightly larger. Based on the paternosters seen in paintings such as Jan van Eyck's "Arnofini Portrait" of 1434, and Rogier van der Weyden's "The Magdalene Reading".

These linear strings seem to have been commonly seen in men's portraits.

Each paternoster comes in a velvet bag and a presentation box.