Bird-Shaped Brooch

Gold sheet with filigree and granulation and inlays of garnet and glass | 1.9 x 3.8cm | Second half 6th century

Unknown Artist

The dress of Frankish women generally consisted of a tunic, cinched by a belt from which hung an array of pendants. A wrap or cloak went over the tunic. Shoes and hosiery, fastened with buckles, covered the legs. Earrings, necklaces, and hairpins com...
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