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 adornment worn by high-ranking members of the court of the Ottonian emperors.
J. Pierpont Morgan, London and New York (until 1917)
Brown, Katharine R. Migration Art, A.D. 300-800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 35, pp. 31-32.