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thumbnail of c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (on white background) thumbnail of c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (side view) thumbnail of c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (on black background) thumbnail of c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (backside) thumbnail of c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (detail)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (on white background)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (side view)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (on black background)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (backside)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (detail)
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c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter

c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (on white background)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (side view)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (on black background)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (backside)
c1870 Shell Cameo of Jupiter (detail)
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A large and beautifully carved antique shell cameo brooch of Jupiter or Zeus set in silver. Dates to c1870 and was likely a souvenir of Italy. The shell has an unusually monochromatic/grey tone which is well suited to the austerity of the image.

Materials

Carved Shell and Silver

Date

c1870

Condition

Good. Slightly loose in the setting, and a chip that's only visible front the back. Surface wear.

Size

2 x 1.5"