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  • Brooch in the Shape of a Panther, 100–300
    Roman
    Copper alloy with silver and niello inlays; 1 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.4 x 6.3 x 2.9 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.100.18)

    This brooch is exceptional in its naturalistic rendering of a panther. The spots are created not by enamel but by the niello process, in which incisions in the silver are filled with a black sulphur and then heated.

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  • Brooch in the Shape of a Panther, 100–300
    Roman
    Copper alloy with silver and niello inlays; 1 5/16 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. (3.4 x 6.3 x 2.9 cm)
    Fletcher Fund, 1947 (47.100.18)

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