The Madytos Jewelry: pediment-shaped diadem
Ca. 330—300 BCE.
L. 36.8, H. max. 5.9 cm; weight 11.03 g.
Inv. No. 06.1217.1.New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Madytos Jewelry: pediment-shaped diadem.

Ca. 330—300 BCE.
L. 36.8, H. max. 5.9 cm; weight 11.03 g.
Inv. No. 06.1217.1.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Said to be from Madytos in the Thracian Chersonesos.
Rogers Fund, 1906.
Pediment-shaped gold diadem, part of the Madytos Jewelry.

This group of jewelry is said to have come from a tomb at Madytos on the European side of the Hellespont. The gold diadem is richly worked in repousse with an elaborate floral pattern. Dionysos, the god of wine, and his wife, Ariadne, sit in the center; muses playing musical instruments perch among the vines and along the sides. The tiny figure of a must playing a lyre also appears just above the crescent form on each of the boat-shaped earrings. The seedlike pendants of the earrings are identical to those on the elaborate necklace.

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