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From Crete? The ensemble comprises ivy leaves, stems, and berries which are shown in bunches or singly. The leaves are gilded. The berries are of clay. There are twenty-seven leaves and other fragments of leaves; two full clusters of berries; many single berries; and one large, single button....

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Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by W. J. Stillman (from Crete?); gift of H. P. Kidder to MFA, December 1881

Credit Line

Gift of H. P. Kidder

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 325–275 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Lower Egypt or Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 253; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.1 cm (2 in.)

Accession Number

81.333

Medium or Technique

Gilded bronze ivy leaves with clusters of clay berries

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment