Diadem section

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. 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.


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