Scaraboid gem with a kneeling youth drawing a bow

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Epimenes (Greek)


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 027 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1194

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A naked youth, kneeling, in three-quarter back view, drawing his bow. Hatched border,
Attributed to Epimenes.

Provenance

According to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 27: said to have come from Aegina; formerly in Prokesch-Osten and Tyszkiewicz collections; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912