A wonderful cameo hard to find and in mint conditions. This is an incredible work of art, very detailed cameo, carved by an artist. Rarest cameo and subject, very desirable collectors' piece.A bit of history: In the Greek mythology Athena, daughter of Zeus, was the goddess of Wisdom, of the Weaving, of the Arts, and, presumably, of the noblest sides of the War, while the violence and the cruelty were part of the dominion of Ares. The sacred symbols were the owl and the olive. She is almost always represented with a helmet or a shield and with the Aegis (a short armour with fringes) with in the center the head of Medusa given by Perseus to Athena in sign of thanks for the help had when he faced the Medusa. Athena never had an husband or lover and for this she was known like Athena Parthenos (the Virgin Athena), from which the name of the most famous temple dedicated to her, the Parthenon on Athen's Acropolis. TO READ HOW MY LAYAWAY PLAN WORKS. Special Notes As a rough guide United Kingdom is about 5 hours ahead of the United States East Coast and 8 hours ahead of the United States West Coast Please keep this in mind if you should have any last minute question about an item listed, thanks.
The item "Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY" is in sale since Sunday, June 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Vintage Fine Jewellery\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "antiquecameosltd" and is located in London.
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