UNKNOWN MASTER, German
(active c. 1000 in Aachen)

Emperor Otto III

c. 1000
Ivory
Cathedral Treasury, Aachen

The Ottonian dynasty identified its empire, inherited from Charlemagne, as both Christian and classical, Holy as well as Roman.

The picture shows a detail of an ivory situla (bucket for Holy water) representing Otto III.




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