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Beads

87 small plain gold beads, of various sizes. 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 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: 80-90 small gold beads pierced for stringing. From Erotes tomb [at Eretria].); September 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Findspot

Eretria, Euboia, Greece

Accession Number

99.438

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads