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.
Friedrich Queckenberg (Germany), Niederbreisig, Germany; Joseph Queckenberg, Niederbreisig, Germany; J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (until 1917)
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.
Artist: Date: late 14th–16th century Accession Number: 1989.87a–l Date: late 14th–16th centuryMedium: Gold sheet; worked, chased, and set with turquoise, gray chalcedony, and glass
Accession: 1989.87a–lOn view in:Gallery 455