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From it hung the hand axe, the sewing case, her dagger — a fine steel one in a sheath of nielloed tin, owned by one of the Blood Eagles until every creature on Tegma died — and a satchel containing bread and a bottle of water.
What were the glorious works of those mediæval artists in stone and canvas, in orfevery and silver, in marble and bronze, nielloed salvers, golden chasing, laces as from fairy-land, canopies, garments and gems?
They are besides set with enamelled, nielloed, or jewelled plaques of gold or silver.
An ancient Russian icon in nielloed silver and one of these Christs in carved wood, executed in the seventeenth century by Bogard de Nancy, in an antique frame of gilded wood backed with velvet, were the only things that slightly relieved the banality of the decoration.
Western African culture and the Ashanti goldsmiths have had a heavy influence on Jakob’s work, as can be seen the open basketwork of his Morombe necklace and earrings in 22 carat gold; and his Rich Blackmoor earrings, illustrating his virtuoso carving of the negro heads in enamelled gold, as does an ape’s head emerging from brown jasper in the nielloed ring, Ruzenwori.