Three rosettes from a wreath or diadem

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 330–300 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.387a-c

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

The six-petalled flower heads are cut from sheet gold. The bud- or onion-shaped centers are overlaid with seven tongues outlined with filigree wire and are topped with a bead. From the centers radiate out respectively 19-, 20-, and 21-wire stamens, each of which ends in a bead. The heavy, oxidized silver stems are bent for attachment to a larger series of metallic decorations.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; June 8, 1970: purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund