User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Wreath

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann

Italic, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 5th century B.C. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 307.

Dimensions

Length: 40 cm (15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

02.306

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment