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A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BIRD APPLIQUÉ
A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BIRD APPLIQUÉ

CIRCA 5TH CENTURY A.D.

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A MEROVINGIAN GOLD AND GARNET BIRD APPLIQUÉ
Circa 5th Century A.D.
With seven foil-backed garnet inlays, the cloisonnés defining the details of the bird, including the separation of the wings, the eye a small pearl, the projecting flange of the sheet backing edged with a beaded wire, pierced three times along the edges, with the pins preserved
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Austrian Private Collection
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