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Vine-trellis diadem

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The surviving piece is less than half the headband (diadem), broken away at the front where it probably had some central ornament, and preserving the terminal section at the back. The diadem is composed of lyre-shaped elements, made from gold tubing and joined to an outer frame. The border, of...

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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

Greek, Hellenistic Period, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.

Findspot

Eretria, Euboia, Greece

Dimensions

2.5 x 18.5 cm (1 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.798

Medium or Technique

Gold with glass paste and carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Diadems