This is an unusual CAMEO OF HEBE AND THE EAGLE WITH A SMALL CHILD.,SHE CARRIES THE EXLIXER OF LIFE SO MAYBE THIS HAS TO DO WITH A BIRTH OF A BABY.Very fine carving.The setting is Pinchbeck and a pendant only.From around 1860.There is some evidence of glue on the back but the cameo is secure and ready to wear The bezel around the cameo is a little waffled but looks fine looking at it form the front..IT is 1 7/8 by 1 1/2.There are a few natural lines only seen when held to light.
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