(Μυρμηκίδης; Myrmēkídēs). Sculptor in marble and toreutics. His creative period is not known, it probably lay in the 6th cent. BC. Mostly named in conjunction with Callicrates , he had a legendary reputation for producing microscopically small works in marble, iron and ivory. There are descriptions of a quadriga small enough to fit under the wings of a fly, a ship the size of a bee and a sesame seed enscripted with Homeric verses.
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