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Finger Ring with a cross c. 450-525Frankish, Diameter of 2.1 cmMetropolitan Museum of Art Gallery 301 [x]
Rings were typically only worn by people of nobility or someone who needed a seal, such as the King or important clergy and government officials. This ring, decorated with a cross, is made with gold filgeree and cloisonne craftsmenship. The inlaid stones are mother of pearl and garnet. This is an example of Frankish craftsmenship, even at an early time.

Finger Ring with a cross c. 450-525
Frankish, Diameter of 2.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art Gallery 301 [x]

Rings were typically only worn by people of nobility or someone who needed a seal, such as the King or important clergy and government officials. This ring, decorated with a cross, is made with gold filgeree and cloisonne craftsmenship. The inlaid stones are mother of pearl and garnet. This is an example of Frankish craftsmenship, even at an early time.

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