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Mary Himlin, Boerne TX   

Victorian Era Cameo - Shell - Bacchanate - Follower of Bacchus, God of Wine

In Greek mythology, we are told of the lovely Bacchantes - acolytes of Bacchus, the God of Wine.

Here is one such lady, depicted in fine detail on this Victorian Era handcarved shell cameo. It measures a unique almost-square 40 MM in width X 50 MM in length and is 6 MM in height, mounted, from the base of its pretty twisted-rope trim. Cameo is mounted in 10K GF.

This is a very dreamy-looking cameo, in perfect condition, worn as brooch only. Of particular interest is how the carver "framed" the portrait - note the modified-triangular detail, taking advantage of the white layer of the shell, in each corner - very unusual. Nice detail on folds in robe, grape leaves in hair. Coloration white on a cafe-au-lait background.

Dates from circa late-1800's; c-style clasp on back.

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Item ID: 585

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: as above, Size: as above described

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Victorian Era Cameo - Shell - Bacchanate - Follower of Bacchus, God of Wine


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