Wreath of oak leaves and acorns
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
4th century B.C.
Diameter: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
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.
Said to come from the R. Schmitt collection, Berlin [see note]. 1969, sold by a dealer in Bern, Switzerland, to Jeannette Brun (dealer), Zurich; 1969, sold by Jeanette Brun to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 23, 1969)
NOTE: According to the dealer at the time of the sale.
Centennial purchase with funds donated by Landon T. Clay