Italian Carved Lava Cameo of Goddess Diana *
The use of cameos in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings is one of the most prolific jewelry motifs used throughout the Victorian Era. Though they pre-date the Victorian era, for the travel-loving Victorians a cameo was a favorite, possibly representing a meaningful souvenir of a Grand European Tour. They were also equally worn between men and women.
This special pendant features Diana in a delicious taupe-toned canvas. Diana is indicated by her crescent moon halo along with the tendril of hair that comes down and tickles her decolletage.
Materials and Features: Cameo
Age/Origin: Victorian, c.1870-80, Italian
Measurements: 8.4 grams, 1.3" height, 1" width
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
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