Victorian Shell Cameo

Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY

Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY

Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY    Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY
Material : Sardonyx Shell, 15k gold tested. Size: 2" by 1 6/8", cameo itself is 1 5/8" by 1 3/8". Date and Origin: Circa 1850 Italy. Conditions: A few natural shell lines not visible by naked eye and not visible at all from the front, visible when cameo is backlit. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE ENLARGED PICTURES. Museum quality cameo depicting Athena Parthenos in all of her beauty, very finely carved. The subject is after a sculpture of Phidias. The original statue was lost but there are several Roman copies located in Italian, French and Greek Museums. Athena is here portrayed with her sumptuous helmet with a Greek sphinx in the middle and winged horses on the side, On her breast there is the head of Medusa that Perseus gave her after he killed the Gorgon. I have had only four of these subjects and only three of them so finely carved like this one. Each detail is superbly and finely carved. Her helmet is an explosion of stunning details and her curly hair masterly carved like everything in this cameo.

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.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Gold Quality: 15Carat
  • Featured Refinements: Cameo Jewellery
  • Type: Brooch/ Pin
  • Metal: Yellow Gold


Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY    Antique Victorian Athena Parthenos Shell Cameo Brooch LAYAWAY