Male Portrait in Enamel


Date: Late 10th/11th Century

Place of Production: Germany(?)

Description: Found in England, this gold and enamel object is an example of the cloisonné technique, where wired compartments are inlaid with enamel. The figure depicted within is probably a man, with plants to his left and right, and blue hair! Some parts of the enamel have become degraded over time.

Held at: British Museum

Accession Number:  2005,0901.1

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