Brooch

Date: ca. 970–1030

Geography: Made in probably northern Italy

Culture: Ottonian

Medium: Gold, pearls, glass, cloisonné enamel

Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. (3.8 x 1.2 cm)

Classification: Metalwork-Gold

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.191.7

Description

This brooch in the shape of a star is decorated with miniature architectural forms constructed of fine gold filigree and granulation. It is the kind of costume adornment worn by high-ranking members of the Ottonian court.

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