Date: ca. 970–1030
Geography: Made in probably northern Italy
Medium: Gold, pearls, glass, cloisonné enamel
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. (3.8 x 1.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.191.7
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.