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