This is a VERY RARE MUSEUM QUALITY CARVED CAMEO OF Menelaus, husband of Helen, from the Trojan Wars. It is 3 colors of the shell.On his helmet is his battle with the centaur.There are 4 enameled flowers on the frame.The frame tests to 10 kt gold. Has had a newer safety catch put on it.Also has a loop for a chain .IT is huge 2 1/4 by 2 3/4.From around 1860.The cameo is mint with no lines and much nicer in person.There looks to be one tiny piece of wire missing around the scallops on the right side could easily be replaced by a jeweler. I have not seen this one before in a shell.MUCH NICER IN PERSON.Came from a important Hollywood estate.
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