Myrtle Wreath (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

3rd century BC
Greek (Macedonian)
gold, garnet, carnelian
Overall: 9 1/2 in. (24.13 cm)
Other (individual leaves): 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm)
This wreath is composed of gold leaves as well as pairs of garnets (for the myrtle berries) and a central carnation set in a dogtooth bezel.
Hellenistic Period
Adolph D. and Wilkins C. Williams Fund
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