Diadem section

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 310–198 B.C.


Findspot: Greece, Euboia, Eretria, Tomb of the Erotes

Dimensions

Length 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.793

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Section of a diadem in the form of a bar with a border and spiral pattern in filigree. Other bars apparently belonging to the same diadem are 98.791, 98.792. A pendant said to have been attached to the bar with two pendants (98.792) has come is now (2002) attached to this one (see photo). On the back of the bar are five pairs of rings of gold.

Objects in the MFA from the Tomb of the Erotes include 97.290-97.345, 98.790-98.794, 98.798, 98.893, 99.438, and 21.1213.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Erotes tomb [at Eretria].); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund