Greek. <em>Wreath</em>, 3rd century–2nd century B.C.E. Gold, 3 15/16 x 10 1/4 x 11 13/16 in. (10 x 26 x 30 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George D. Pratt, 26.763. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 26.763_overall01_black_PS22.jpg)



Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:3rd century–2nd century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3 15/16 x 10 1/4 x 11 13/16 in. (10 x 26 x 30 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

Accession Number: 26.763

Image: 26.763_overall01_black_PS22.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Gold funerary wreath, Greek, consisting of heavy tube apparently built over a core with long overlapping ends held together by three gold wires wound around tube. Major portion of tube decorated with ornate grouping of gold leaves with ridge running through center interspersed with bunches of conventionalized flowers. These groups held in place by means of small gold wires. Condition: Excellent; tube appears to have been soldered in several places; some leaves and rosettes are loose.

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