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Acquired in 1884 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MET
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
350 BC-300 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Diadem in the shape of a funerary pediment with Dionysus, Ariadne and eight musicians
dimensions
Height: 5.5 cm, Width: 31 cm, Depth: 0.2 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Jewellery, room 91
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
99482
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:17:29.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:17:29.000Z
latitude
38.9585
location
Jewellery, room 91, case 2, shelf C, box 5
longitude
35.4492
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Sheet gold, embossed
museum_number
627-1884
museum_number_token
6271884
object_number
O127273
object_type
Diadem
on_display
true
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Diadem in the shape of a funerary pediment with Dionysos, Ariadne and eight musicians
place
Turkey
primary_image_id
2006BH1123
production_note
Said to have been found in Tagara, North of Abydos
production_type
public_access_description
This funerary diadem is made of thin sheet gold with a die-formed design. It is in the shape of a pediment and highly decorated. In the centre Ariadne and Dionysos sit back to back. Ariadne is on the right and wears the traditional chiton and himation dress. Dionysos is on the left. They both hold the thyrsos, the attribute of the god, a stick entwined with ivy and vine, crowned with a pine cone. They are faced by four seated women on each side, separated and supported by scrolls. These women, presumably the Muses, are engaged in a variety of activities. The ends of the diadem are pierced so that it could be fitted with a link or a cord and tied to the forehead. This diadem is part of a series found most commonly in the eastern Mediterranean, especially on the coast of Asia Minor. It is called the Abydos diadem, after the place where it was found, on the European side of the Hellespont. Its closest iconographical parallel is the Madytos diadem, now at the British Museum, also the finest in the series. A modern replica of the V&A diadem, probably by Castellani who used to own the original before it was acquired by the V&A in 1884, is now in Berlin.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
diadem-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
embossing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-300
year_start
-350