The World of Celts: Treasures of Art - Hunterston Brooch
This stunning brooch was found at Hunterston, Ayrshire during the 1830s. Made about AD700, it is a highly accomplished casting of silver, richly mounted with gold, silver and amber decoration.
The brooch is a truly special object, sumptuously decorated with animals executed in gold wire and granules, called filigree. In the centre of the brooch is a cross flanking a golden ‘Glory’ representing the risen Christ.
This close-up of the brooch shows the detailed filigree, the work of a highly accomplished craftsman.