Conical Flattened Bead


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

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.

Conical Flattened Bead, Glass, Frankish

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