Scaraboid gem with a kneeling youth drawing a bow
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 027 (1920; 2002).
Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
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.
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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912