Saturday, February 25, 2017

Walk Inside a Gothic Prayer Bead

The Gothic Boxwood Miniatures exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloisters in New York features nearly 50 intricately carved 16th-century prayer beads that tell bible stories. The VR experience accompanying it is an immersive tour through the angels and demons of one of those tiny beads. The VR concentrates on a 16th-century piece depicting the Last Judgement and the Coronation of the Virgin. You can kneel down to look into the jaws of a demon, and see carving marks inside its mouth or lean in close to damned souls being pulled away to hell by devilish creatures.

You'll have to hurry if you want to see the VR portion of the exhibition because it ends on Monday, Feb 27.

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