Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 11/02/2008


Photo taken on June  5, 2007



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PICT17081ac Gold Wreath of Leaves and Flowers End of 4th B.C.

PICT17081ac Gold Wreath of Leaves and Flowers End of 4th B.C.
A wonder to admire! Gold wreath with leaves and flowers of myrtles, apple and pear tree, Repatriated on March 22nd from Getty Museum, Malibu. The main part (choinikis) is composed of two tubular sheets connected together at the front with gold wires which are interlaced forming the Heracles knot, while at the rear side are intersected and bent in two places; Branches and stems with flowers of myrtles, apple and pear tree spring from the Choinikis, some preserving traces of light blue and green enamel; The type and sructure of a wreath in blossom with long branches and rich floral elements in a certain arrangement can be found in central Macedonia; Similar wreaths have been found in excavations in cental Macedonia, i.e in the cist grave at Stavroupolis in Thessaloniki or in the antechamber of the tomb of Philip II at Vergina; The technique is referred to Macedonian workshops of goldsmithery and documents in provenance from Macedonia; End of 4 c. B.C. Athens Archaeological Museum.

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guenievre
guenievre
Fabuleux!
9 years ago.
Jacques has replied to guenievre
Orfèvrerie vieille de 2 400 ans, on croit rêver, oui c'est fabuleux, merci guenievre!
9 years ago.
Françoise Delestrade
Françoise Delestrade
Quelle merveille !!! Des artistes grandioses !
9 years ago.
Jacques
Jacques
Merci Françoise, heureux de ta visite! amts Jacques
9 years ago.
Anne H
Anne H
Une pure merveille ! Je suis restée quelques minutes en admiration devant cette pièce fabuleuse... Merci de nous l'avoir restituée.
9 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Anne H
C'est l'une des pièces les plus merveilleuses de ce grand musée, merci Anne!
9 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
OOOOOHHH,you make me cry,my friend...It's a masterpiece of art and fine jewllery....And have you seen the golden masks of Atreus?? Evan
9 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Evangrek63
Alas I think I missed the golden mask of Atreus but I shall inspect my stock of images (more than 120,000 so it could need a moment!), thank You Evan!
9 years ago.