Diadem section with pendants

Hellenistic Period
about 310–198 B.C.

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


Length: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment

Section of a diadem in the form of a bar with a border and spiral pattern in filigree. On the back of the bar are five pairs of rings of gold. Two pendants hang from the bar, each consisting of three chains with a satyr mask at the top, and three balls at the ends. There is a third pendant which has come apart from the bar and now (2002) is attached to one of the other bars that evidently came from the same diadem (98.791. 98.793; see photo).
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.


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