Chalcedony scaraboid

Attributed to Epimenes

Period: Archaic

Date: ca. 500 B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Chalcedony

Dimensions: 5/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (1.5 × 1.3 × 1.7 cm)

Classification: Gems

Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1931

Accession Number: 31.11.5


Epimenes signed his name on a gem now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was probably trained on one of the Aegean islands.