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Wreath

Object Details

Title:

Wreath

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Greek

Place:

Greece (Place Created)

Date:

3rd–2nd century B.C.

Medium:

Gold

Object Number:

92.AM.89.1

Dimensions:

5 × 19.5 cm (1 15/16 × 7 11/16 in.)

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Object Description

Gold laurel wreath. The wreath is composed of two lengths of hollow gold wire connected at the front by a hook and eye clasp. The wire overlaps at the back of the wreath and the terminals are formed to imitate the broken ends of twigs. Soldered to the wire are stems containing 89 laurel leaves and 25 laurel berries.

Provenance
Provenance
by 1991 - 1992

Robin Symes, Limited (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Athletes in Antiquity: Works from the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum (February 1 to April 15, 2002)
  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts (Salt Lake City), February 1 to April 15, 2002
Classical Connections: The Enduring Influence of Greek and Roman Art (December 16, 2003 to November 9, 2008)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 2003 to November 9, 2008
Bibliography
Bibliography

"Acquisitions/1992." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 21 (1993), p. 109, no. 13.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection (Los Angeles: 2002), p. 90.

Grossman, Janet Burnett. Athletes in Antiquity: Works from the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, exh. cat. (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 2002), p. 7, no. 2.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Antiquities Collection. Rev. ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010), p. 89.