Ottonian (probably northern Italy)
Gold with pearls, glass, and cloisonné enamel
Overall 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (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.