Antique 10k Gold Cameo Pin Diamond Pendant Victorian Diana Moon Goddess
While Diana is a triple goddess with many aspects, her connection to the moon is possibly more important to her identity than her huntress aspect. In Latin, her name means goddess of light and of the moon. It stems from the words for shining, divine, the open sky, and dies or daylight. This may seem contradictive for a goddess of the night and the underworld, but as Cicero explains, she was called Diana because she made it like day during the night 1. Diana was not only a moon goddess; she was worshipped as the moon 2. Ovid portrays her as such in his Metamorphoses, often using the word moon in place of her name. Antique Victorian Hand Carved, Diana, Shell Cameo with Crescent Moon in Her Hair in Art Deco 10K Gold Setting Brooch/ Pendant Diana Cameo always has crescent moon in her hair. High relief, high contrast shapely cornelian shell. She is a beautiful graceful carved bust with her hair hanging in tendrils over left shoulder, as medieval times, and a flowing fabric top and carved pearl necklace. The item "ANTIQUE 10K GOLD CAMEO PIN DIAMOND PENDANT VICTORIAN DIANA MOON GODDESS" is in sale since Thursday, October 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos".
The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Material: Shell
- Metal Purity: 10k
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Brand: Cameo HALLMARKED