Wreath of oak leaves and acorns

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

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.)
Medium or Technique
Gold
Classification
Jewelry / Adornment
Accession Number
69.1076
On view
Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean Gallery, Vance Wall Foundation - 210A

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