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Wreath of olive leaves

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Gold wreath of olive leaves, in two halves joined by a Herakles knot. The leaves project from the round hollow stem by small stalks; bead-like berries are strung on fine wire which come from the same hole as leaf-stalks. The central vein is impressed on each leaf. There was a fashion among...

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By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from western Asia Minor, perhaps near Miletus); February 8, 1967: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Western Turkey (possibly)


Diameter (of wreath): about 16 cm (of ornament): 9.4 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment