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Three rosettes from a wreath or diadem

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The six-petalled flower heads are cut from sheet gold. The bud- or onion-shaped centers are overlaid with seven tongues outlined with filigree wire and are topped with a bead. From the centers radiate out respectively 19-, 20-, and 21-wire stamens, each of which ends in a bead. The heavy,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York, N.Y. 10021; June 8, 1970: purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–300 B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1970.387a-c

Medium or Technique

Gold, silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment