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Necklace with pendant Eros

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The necklace is a link-in-link chain that alternates gold with carved garnet links. Part of its original length has apparently been lost, and there are some repairs. The clasp is a solid-cast gold figure of Eros, suspended from a capsule-set element, now missing, probably a long garnet bead. ...

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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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 310–198 B.C.


Eretria, Euboia, Greece


Length of necklace: 32 cm. (12 5/8 in.) Height of Eros: 2 cm. (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Gold and garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands