Disk Brooch


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 301

Millefiore enameling was widely popular in Gaul, where it was often used to decorate disk brooches and vessels. In this technique, the artist fuses together glass rods of different colors. The multicolored rods are then cut into cross sections, which are placed in a metal base and heated sufficiently for them to adhere. The result is an intricate pattern of flowers and checkerboards.

Disk Brooch, Champlevé enamel, bronze, Roman

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