Disk Brooch

Silver-gilt, garnets with patterned foil backings. | 3.6 x 0.6cm | First half 6th century

Unknown Artist

Garnets, worked in the cloisonné technique, featured prominently in the luxury jewelry of the Franks. Jewelers would solder small compartments arranged in geometric patterns onto the surface of a metal disk. In those cells, or cloisons, they would pl...
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