Wreath of oak leaves and acorns

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
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

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.

Credit Line

Centennial purchase with funds donated by Landon T. Clay