A replica of the myrtly wreath featured in our Gods, Myths & Mortals exhibition.
Wreath of myrtle leaves, with a multi-petalled blossom in the centre. Myrtle wreaths, which were common in many regions, especially of Macedonia and southern Italy, alluded to Aphrodite, Demetra and Persephone, goddesses of fertility and vegetation. The gold wreaths that imitate mainly wreaths of natural branches, leaves and blossoms from olive, myrtle and oak trees and ivy, have mainly come from royal tombs and constitute exceptional examples of the goldsmith's art in the Hellenistic period. Hellenistic period.
Inv.no. 2088.Gold-plated copper replica on a velvet stand
Dimensions: 35 x 26 cm.