Inspired by the remarkably rich in thickness, golden flowery wreath of the myrtle tree created in a Macedonian workshop, dating to 350-300 B.C., we created a copy in brass with myrtle leaves and blossoms and a multi-petalled flower in the centre, plated in 24K gold solution, which we then placed on an acrylic back (plexiglass). This unique artwork is perfect for your home or office decoration.
Dimensions: 20cm x 18cm x 5cm
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In antiquity, wreaths were used in ceremonial events and rituals, or even as funeral gifts in Ancient Greece and Rome. They were made of gold or other precious metals and they could represent a person’s occupation, their achievements and social status. The ancient Greeks used the word myrto, as another name for the myrtle tree, and they dedicated it to Paphia Venus, because she covered-up her naked body with myrtle leaves when she was "born" from the sea. The myrtle tree was a symbol of virginity in Ancient Greece and during wedding ceremonies, intended spouses wore a myrtle wreath.
Probably, the most known ancient myrtle wreath was found inside a golden larnax, at the tomb of Queen Meda, who was King Philip's II of Macedon wife. The remarkably rich in thickness, golden flowery wreath of the myrtle tree was created in a Macedonian workshop in 350-300 B.C.
The golden myrtle wreath was discovered at the royal tombs in the archaeological site of Aigai, in Macedonia.
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