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Last autumn I payed a visit at the re-opened Rijks Museum in Amsterdam. It was great to see this all too familiar building so lovingly brought back to it's old grandeur and luster. And with some amazingly well balanced new additions too. It was also exciting to see some familiar pieces. First there were a few small chests, said to have been used to keep relics or other precious valuables. It's great to some originals that are similar to those that, no doubtably, have inspired Bill Robertson to create miniature versions of it. In the same wing were two little prayer beads, dating back from the early 1500's. Made by Adam Theodrici. They depict holy scenes and were kept to help with prayers and to increase devotion. Imagining these little beads were worn at the time, it's amazing some of these intricate & fragile little carved beads have survived over 500 years. Here's a neat video to show you a deeper insight in how these small were made up.