[One of] Nine Rosettes

Greek
Late Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Average Diameter: 0.034 m.; H.: 0.008 m.; Diam (of stems): 0.008 m.

Accession Number

66.878

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Each rosette, perhaps a stylized rose or anemone, made of two superposed sheets of gold with edges cut to form eight upturned and cupped petals. Eight-petalled rosettes in center bordered by tightly twisted rope wire. Petals alternate enameled white and turquoise blue. Thirty stamens radiate from under central rosette, of twisted wire ending in loops backed with gold foil. Each rosette mounted on a short cylindrical stem, punched with four holes at quarter-turns, and outer edge is bordered by a row of spool wire, fastened to petals by tabs.

Provenance

By 1966: with Dr. Leo Mildenberg, c/o Leu and Co.'s Bank Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Dr. Leo Mildenberg, November 9, 1966

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund