Medallion with the Adoration of the Magi, anonymous, c. 1450 - c. 1500

Medallion with the Adoration of the Magi, anonymous, c. 1450 - c. 1500

gold (metal), d 5.5cm. More details

An entire story unfolds in 3D inside this concave stage setting. The scene is cast in gold. Its colouration is the result of a complex process: every colour of enamel has its own melting point and so a separate firing is required for each tint. This jewel bears a resemblance to wooden prayer nuts, but they were made only some fifty years later.

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