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Description This simple but colorful necklace is composed of fifty beads, most of which are glass or ceramic, with a single amethyst bead. Similar necklaces have been found in the graves of Frankish women in the Rhineland. This necklace is one of 21 said to have been excavated at Niederbreisig (Germany).
  • 3000 Years of Glass: Treasures from The Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Vive la France! French Treasures from the Middle Ages to Monet. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1999-2000.
Provenance Friedrich Queckenberg, Niederbreisig (Germany), ca. 1890; Joseph Queckenberg, Niederbreisig (Germany), 1909, by inheritance; Heinrich Dreesen, Sinzig (Germany); Jacques Seligmann, Paris; J. Pierpont Morgan, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, no. 17.193.74; Sale 4629Y, Sotheby Park Bernet Inc., New York, May 29, 1981, lot. no. 25 ; Walters Art Museum, 1981, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase in memory of Eloise Mackie Childs, 1981

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mid 6th-7th century (Early Medieval)
glass, ceramic, amethyst, bronze, gold, copper
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1 x 22 7/16 x 1 in. (2.6 x 57 x 2.6 cm)
  • Germany, Niederbreisig (Place of Discovery)


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