Black Day in Paris…

“Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding”.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

Mighty Aphrodite

On a visit to Houston recently, I spent time at the wonderful Museum of Fine Arts. They have a very fine archeological department where I fell in love with this exquisite gold wreath. I could not believe how old it was, dated between 330 and 250 BC! The workmanship is mind blowing, you just about feel the paper thin leaves quiver in the wind…I assumed it was a Laurel Wreath, but in fact it is a Myrtle Wreath, associated with the goddess Aphrodite, which made it even more appealing!

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GREEK Myrtle Wreath 330-250 BC Gold 12 x 1 3/8 inches

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