The dawn

Antique shell cameo of Eos resp. Aurora mounted as a gold brooch, c. 1875


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Antique shell cameo of Eos resp. Aurora mounted as a gold brooch, c. 1875
Antique shell cameo of Eos resp. Aurora mounted as a gold brooch, c. 1875
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Eos, or her Roman equivalent Aurora - this was the goddess of dawn in ancient mythology, the "rose-fingered" one who made the sky turn rose-coloured in the early morning hours. She flew ahead of her brother, the sun god, through the dawn and coloured the night sky pink. Representations of Eos in a chariot drawn by four white stallions are already known from ancient vase paintings. In contrast to the moon goddess Selene, Eos does not wear any other attributes. The goddess is depicted here in the medium of the conch shell. Single stars still cover the dim sky. There are other gems with this motif, but each is a hand-carved unique piece. All of them, however, referred to the same pattern, which was probably available to the gem carvers in the Gulf of Naples. Entire books with mythological motifs provided the craftsmen with models for the gem, which travelers of the Grand Tour brought back home as souvenirs and had set there as jewellery. The present gem is set as a brooch. The solid gold frame is designed with fine gold wires and beads in the Etruscan Revival style that moved the jewellery world at the time. Thus, the piece of jewellery, which found its way to us from Great Britain, can be dated well.
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Antique shell cameo of Eos resp. Aurora mounted as a gold brooch, c. 1875
The dawn
€ 1,490.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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