Audio: Curator Kenneth Lapatin and professor Sir John Boardman explain how the two unsigned gems below can be attributed to Epimenes.
This gem is inscribed in Greek: "Epimenes made [this]."
This gem has no signature but is attributed to Epimenes.
Youth Taming a Horse, signed by Epimenes, about 500 B.C. Chalcedony scaraboid intaglio, 3/4 x 9/16 x 3/8 in. Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Photograph © 2009 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Youth Adjusting His Sandal, attributed to Epimenes, about 500 B.C. Carnelian scarab intaglio, 5/8 x 3/8 x 5/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 81.AN.76.22
Youth Scraping His Leg with a Strigil, attributed to Epimenes, about 500 B.C. Obsidian scaraboid intaglio set in a modern gold ring, 5/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 85.AN.370.6