Son Of Zeus
Antique Brooch With Shell Cameo Of Apollo, Around 1880 And Later
Gem jewelry was already popular in Roman antiquity and received new impetus first in the Renaissance and then in classicism. Almost every wealthy lady and also many gentlemen called carved works their own, on which mythological motifs of classical antiquity were depicted. People loved the great tales of antiquity, and so, in addition to deities, ancient philosophers, emperors or legendary heroes can be found on the jewelry of the 19th century. The present brooch shows one of the most famous figures of classical antiquity: it is Apollo, son of the god father Zeus. In Greek mythology, Apollo was the god of music, poetry and song. Numerous adventures and events revolve around him, and the fates of many other deities and persons of the ancient sagas are interwoven with him. As the protector of the arts, Apollo presided over the nine Muses. As one of the most important gods of Greece, the famous oracle site in Delphi was dedicated to him. The cameo here shows god cut from bicolor conch shell. The god is recognizable by the special hair costume, the laurel wreath and the cithara, which is assigned to him as an attribute. Cut in the 80s of the 19th century probably at the Bay of Naples, the cameo is held by a later plain setting of gold made in Germany and can thus be worn as a brooch. The piece of jewelry is beautifully preserved and is the perfect gift for all musically gifted who want to climb the steps to Parnassus!
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