Star-Shaped Brooch with Intaglio, ca. 950–1000 (setting); 337–50 (intaglio

- Image ID: KCD7A3
Star-Shaped Brooch with Intaglio, ca. 950–1000 (setting); 337–50 (intaglio
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Image ID: KCD7A3
Star-Shaped Brooch with Intaglio, ca. 950–1000 (setting); 337–50 (intaglio), Ottonian (Rhineland (?)) (setting); Byzantine (intaglio), Star sapphire, pearls, gold, Overall: Diam. 4 11/16 x 3/4 in. (Diam.11.9 x 1.9 cm), Metalwork-Gold, Jewels conveived as microarchitecure are one of the distinctive hallmarks of Ottonian goldsmiths' work. This brooch is compopsed of a series of arcaded gold cells, linked together to form a star, but its definite horizontal and vertical axes, in fact, make it cross shaped