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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
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.



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