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Wreath of oak leaves and acorns

Greek
4th century B.C.


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

69.1076

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

The two tubular "branches" (in semi-circular sections) are fastened at the front by a wire connecting the two looped ends. The oak leaves and acorns, veiled with gold leaf, are connected to the "branches" by gold wire stems.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Schmitt Collection, Berlin; by date unknown: with Jeannette Brun, Dufourstrasse 119, Zurich 8008, Switzerland (acquired by her from a dealer in Bern); 1969: purchased from Jeannette Brun on behalf of MFA by Landon T. Clay; September 23, 1969: gift to MFA from Landon T. Clay

Credit Line

Centennial Gift of Landon T. Clay