[One of] Nine Rosettes

Late Classical Period
400–350 B.C.


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


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.


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