Fragments of wreath

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
325–275 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Lower Egypt or Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 253; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

81.333

Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze ivy leaves with clusters of clay berries

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by W. J. Stillman (from Crete?); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1881

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder