Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Star–Shaped Brooch with Intaglio, setting 960–1000, intaglio 337–361
    Ottonian (setting), Byzantine (intaglio)
    Gold with pearls and star sapphire; Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1988 (1988.15)

    This sumptuous object was created to preserve a rare gem carved with the likeness of one of Constantine's sons. The Ottonian emperors regarded themselves as the inheritors of the Christian Roman empire established by Constantine, and this piece was likely commissioned by a member of the Ottonian imperial family.

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  • Star-Shaped Brooch with Intaglio, setting 960–1000, intaglio 337–361
    Ottonian (setting), Byzantine (intaglio)
    Gold with pearls and star sapphire; Diam. 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1988 (1988.15)

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