Fragments of wreath
Early Hellenistic Period
Place of Manufacture: Lower Egypt or Sicily
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 253; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gilded bronze ivy leaves with clusters of clay berries
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
From Crete? The ensemble comprises ivy leaves, stems, and berries which are shown in bunches or singly. The leaves are gilded. The berries are of clay. There are twenty-seven leaves and other fragments of leaves; two full clusters of berries; many single berries; and one large, single button. The various pieces have not been reassembled.
Additional fragments from 02.306 and 81.333 found stored together in one box, in Classical storage in 2002 or earlier.
By date unknown: purchased by W. J. Stillman (from Crete?); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1881
Gift of H. P. Kidder