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Golden Pearls Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch of Hera
Golden Pearls Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch of Hera
Golden Pearls Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch of Hera
Golden Pearls Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch of Hera
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Golden Pearls Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch of Hera

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Lovely Victorian Sardonyx shell cameo depicting the Greek goddess Hera. The carving is simple but crisp and charming. It may even be Georgian as it is a very simple setting.

How do I know this is Hera?

She was known as “large eyed” and her crown and veil are traditional signifiers. Also I did look it up on the internet.

As queen of the Gods Hera wears a crown as seen. It is a cylindrical crown known as a polos or Poloi - a crown for mythological figures. Another attribute is a diadem and a veil; both of which our lady is wearing on this cameo.

Hera cameos were very popular throughout the Georgian and Victorian period. As the overseer of birth and marriage she was a popular goddess. What a lovely present she would make.

I believe this one to be Victorian or late Georgian at the earliest.

The pin has been replaced using a steel sewing straight pin from the Victorian period. This was a common fix. I love that someone did that.

The cameo is loose within the frame but secure. It almost looks like it floats.

Fabulous condition for a brooch that is over 100 years old of a 3000 (at least) year old goddess.

3 x 3.5 cm

Even heavy brooches can be worn on modern garments using a supportive brooch sponge. FIND OUT HOW

Your brooch will include a complimentary sponge and will be packed securely and decoratively.

Special gift wrapping can be purchased at checkout.


 

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