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0119447
FRANKS: ARTIFACT, 600s.
Mount for suspending chatelaines. Frankish, 7th century A.D., found at Amiens, northeastern France.
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0119874
MEROVINGIAN HORSEMAN.
Frankish, Merovingian period, 6th or 7th century, found at Merilles, Brabant.
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0119868
FRANKISH HELMET, c600 A.D.
Bronze helmet found in a Frankish grave, c600 A.D.
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0119872
FRANKISH HELMET, c600 A.D.
Bronze helmet found in a Frankish grave, c600 A.D.
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0169270
MEDIEVAL GAUL.
Drawing of a regal palace from the Merovingian era. Artist's reconstruction of Garnier, 19th century.
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0086731
CHARLES MARTEL (c688-741).
Frankish ruler, Duke of Austrasia, 715-741. Charles Martel defeating the Caliph's army under Abd-er-Rahman at Tours, France, 732. Oil on canvas, 1837, by Charles Steuben.
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0119870
FRANKISH HELMET, c600 A.D.
Bronze helmet found in a Frankish grave, c600 A.D.
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0028878
CHARLES MARTEL (c688-741).
Frankish ruler, Duke of Austrasia, 715-741. Charles Martel defeating the caliph's army under Abd-er-Rahman at Tours, France, 732. Steel engraving, 19th century, after Georg Bleibtreu.
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0107075
CHARLEMAGNE (742-814).
King of the Franks, 768-814, and Emperor of the West, 800-814. Coronation of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III at Rome on Christmas Day, 800 A.D. Manuscript illumination by Jean Fouquet, 15th century.
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0033217
SAINT BONIFACE (c680-755).
English benedictine missionary. Pepin the Short declared King of the Franks by Boniface, as Bishop, at Soissons, France, in 751. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0089256
CHARLES MARTEL (c688-741).
Frankish ruler, Duke of Austrasia, 715-741. Charles Martel defeating the caliph's army, under Abd-er-Rahman, at Tours, France, 732. Manuscript illumination from 'Grandes Chroniques de France,' 15th century.
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0166669
CHARLEMAGNE (742-814).
King of the Franks, 768-814, and Emperor of the West, 800-814. Ambassadors of the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid presenting Charlemagne with the keys to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, late 8th century. Line engraving, 19th century.
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0103606
CLOVIS I (c466-511).
Ivory diptych, 9th century, depicting the baptism of Clovis I in 496 A.D. (lower panel) and the sacred oil used to anoint kings being poured by the hand of God (upper panel).
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0059742
CHILDERIC I (d. c481).
King of Salian Franks (457-482). Father of Clovis I. Line engraving, French, 18th century.
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0103614
CAROLINGIAN SOLDIERS, c875.
Soldiers of the 9th century intended to depict soldiers of the Biblican army of Joab. Manuscript illumination, c875, from the Psalterium Aureum.
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0103605
CLOVIS I (c466-511).
Baptism of Clovis I in 496 A.D. Illumination from the 'Great Chronicles of France,' 15th century.
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0033173
CHARLES MARTEL (c688-741).
Frankish ruler, Duke of Austrasia, 715-741. Charles Martel defeating the caliph's army under Abd-er-Rahman at Tours, France, 732. Color engraving, 19th century.
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0053422
HILDEGARDE OF SWABIA
(c757-783). Second wife of Charlemagne, King of the Franks (768-814) and Emperor of the West. 18th century engraving.
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0103615
SAINT MATTHEW.
Writing his gospel at the dictation of an angel. Manuscript illumination, c816-835, from from the Ebbo Gospels, produced at the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers, near Rheims, France.
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0118387
ACROPOLIS, 1800s.
The Acropolis of Athens, Greece, showing the Frankish Tower, left, which was demolished in 1874.
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0106378
ALCUIN (c732-804).
Anglo-Saxon scholar. Charlemagne (left) hails Alcuin's knowledge as a gift from God, their conversation is recorded in the long scrolls they hold. Detail from a late 12th century manuscript.
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0046550
LOUIS THE PIOUS (778-840).
Holy Roman Emperor Louis I, known as Louis the Pious. Manuscript illumination, c840, from Rabanus Maurus' 'De laudibus sanctae crucis' ('In praise of the holy cross').
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0107613
CHARLEMAGNE (742-814).
King of the Franks, 768-814, and Emperor of the West, 800-814. Latin manuscript illumination, 10th century.
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0016989
CLOVIS (466-511).
King of the Salian Franks, 481-511. Steel engraving, French, 19th century.
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0412873
ARCHAEOLOGY.
Glasses in coloured glass. Merovingian civilisation, 7th-8th century. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0412602
ARCHAEOLOGY.
Belt buckles. Merovingian civilisation, 5th-8th century. Full credit: De Agostini Picture Library / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0127478
CHANSON DE GESTE: MAUGIS.
After freeing his cousin, Renaud de Montaubon, the enchanter Maugis d'Aigremont takes the swords of Roland (left) Charlemagne (in throne, right), and the nobles who had acted as guards. French manuscript illumination, c1440, from the chanson de geste 'Les Quatre Fils Aymon.'
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0022669
BAPTISM OF CLOVIS I, 496 A.D.
St. Remi baptizing Clovis I as Queen Clotilda watches, 496 A.D. Detail from an ivory diptych, 9th century.
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0064755
CHARLEMAGNE (742-814)
Charlemagne receiving an embassy from Harun al-Rahshid, caliph of Baghdad. Line engraving, 19th century.
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0126888
CHARLES MARTEL (c688-741).
Frankish ruler, duke of Austrasia, 715-741. The crown offered to Charles Martel. Woodcut from the 'Chronicles of Brabant,' 16th century.
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0053424
CHARLEMAGNE (742-814).
King of Franks (768-814) and emperor of the west (800-814). Charlemagne baptizing the vanquished Saxons. Engraving after a 15th century miniature.
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0075330
FRANKS CASKET, c700 A.D.
Panel of the Franks Casket, with scenes of the Adoration of the Magi and Wayland the Smith surrounded by runic inscription. Whalebone, Anglo-Saxon, c700 A.D.
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0103613
CHARLEMAGNE (742-814).
King of the Franks, 768-814, and Emperor of the West, 800-814. Gold talisman of Charlemagne, late 8th-9th century, a reliquary in the shape of an ampulla purported to contain fragments of the True Cross, which can be seen through the large gems on the back and front.
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0053370
CHARLES MARTEL (c688-741).
Frankish ruler, Duke of Austrasia, 715-741. Wood engraving, 19th century.
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0042055
CHARLEMAGNE WITH PALADINS.
A page from the 12th century Heidelberg Manuscript of the 'Chanson de Roland,' by Pfaffen Konrad.
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0053398
WITTEKIND (d. c807).
Westphalian chieftain. The submission of Wittekind to Charlemagne in 785. Steel engraving, 19th century.
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0000733
ST. GREGORY OF TOURS
(c538-594). Frankish ecclesiastic and historian. Copper engraving from Andre Thevet's 'Les Vrais Pourtraits et Vies des Hommes Illustres,' published at Paris in 1584.
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0075342
FRANKS CASKET, 700 A.D.
Panel of the Franks Casket, with scenes of the Adoration of the Magi and Wayland the smith surrounded by runic inscription. Whalebone, Anglo-Saxon, c700 A.D.
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0057536
BRUNHILDE: EXECUTION, 613.
Clotaire II, King of the Franks, executes Brunhilde of Austrasia, 613 A.D., by having her dragged to death by a wild horse. Wood engraving, American, 19th century.
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0001491
CAROLINGIAN EMPIRE, c751-843.
A map depicting the Carolingian Empire, c751-843.
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