Brooch in the Form of a Panther

Copper alloy inlaid with silver and niello | 3.4 x 6.3cm | 100-300

Unknown Artist

This brooch is exceptional in its naturalistic rendering of a panther. The spots were created not with enamels but by the niello process, in which incisions in the silver were filled with an alloy of black sulphur that was then heated.

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