Very Rare image of Henry II (972-1024) King of Italy and Germany also Holy Roman Emperor during the time of the Ottonian Dynasty. From the Sacramentary of Henry II (1002 -1014). Undeniable proof of so called black presence throughout Europe.
Sacramentary Decorated Initial D Attributed to Nivardus of Milan Ottonian, Fleury, France, about 1000 - 1025 Tempera colors, gold, and silver on parchment 9 1/8 x 7 1/16 in. MS. LUDWIG V 1, FOL. 9
Golden Madonna of Essen (detail). Wooden core covered with sheets of thin gold leaf. Dated around the year 980. The oldest known sculpture of the Madonna, and one of the few major works of art to survive from Ottonian times. Author: Martin Engelbrecht.