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Scaraboid gem with a kneeling youth drawing a bow

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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

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids