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Large shell cameo of the Eos or Aurora in gold setting, c. 1875


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Large shell cameo of the Eos or Aurora in gold setting, c. 1875
Large shell cameo of the Eos or Aurora in gold setting, c. 1875
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Eos, or her Roman equivalent Aurora - this was the goddess of dawn in ancient mythology, who made the sky turn rose-coloured in the early hours of the morning and therefore also bore the nickname "the rose-fingered one". She flew ahead of her brother, the sun god Apollo through the dawn and coloured the night sky pink. Representations of Eos in a chariot drawn by white stallions are already known from ancient vase paintings. The goddess is represented here in the medium of a cameo. The morning star is already sparkling in the still dusky sky, Aurora is standing on her chariot drawn by two steeds on a bank of clouds. A waving velum envelops her body, which is wrapped in an airy gown in Greek taste. This motif is encountered now and then on antique cameos of the 19th century, for it follows a model which was evidently available to the gem carvers in the numerous workshops of the Gulf of Naples. Entire books with mythological motifs provided the craftsmen with inspiration for cameos, which travellers on the Grand Tour often brought back home as souvenirs. The present cameo is set as a brooch. The red gold frame shows itself to be multifaceted and yet simple. The piece of jewellery found its way to us from the south of England and reminds us that even after bad days, a new fresh morning always dawns.
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Large shell cameo of the Eos or Aurora in gold setting, c. 1875
A new day begins
€ 980.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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