Beads from Frankish necklaces exhibit a stunning variety of patterns, colors, and forms. Though the beads seen here were made in the seventh century, the particular combination in which they were strung together is a creation of the late nineteenth century, when the beads were first found in graves.
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On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301
Central Europe (including Germany), 500-1000 A.D.
- Date: 500–600
- Culture: Frankish
Medium: Glass, amethyst, copper alloy rings
Brown, Katharine R., Dafydd Kidd, and Charles T. Little, ed. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000. p. 32, 353, fig. 4.7-4.10.