Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 5th century B.C. or later
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 307.
Length: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Small clusters of laurel leaves and berries meet in a conical ornament in the center and terminate in loops at the ends. The clusters of berries and leaves are much broken. The wreath is partially gilded. The wreath has been broken in the center.
Additional fragments from 02.306 and 81.333 found stored together in one box in Classical storage in 2002, or earlier.
According to the MFA Annual Report for 1902 the Buffum collection included a group of objects that "were all found at Palestrina many years ago, in the excavations conducted by Signor Castellani, Mr. Buffum being present at the time of their discovery"; by date unknown: William Arnold Buffum Collection (died 1901); 1901: inherited by Miss Charlotte Wissmann; gift of Miss Charlotte Wissmann to MFA, May 1, 1902
Gift of Miss C. Wissmann