This is a RARE CAMEO OF THE FATES.IT is set in 9 ct gold not marked but tested.Very large at 2 1/2 by 3,Has the t and c pin from around 1850.The frame has a few small repairs on the back side barely seen on the front.The women seated has the thread. The Moirai or Fates were three sister deities, incarnations of destiny and life. Their names were Clotho, the one who spins the thread of life; Lachesis, she who draws the lots and determines how long one lives, by measuring the thread of life; and Atropos, the inevitable, she who chose how someone dies by cutting the thread of life with her shears. They were often described as being ugly and old women, stern and severe. Three days after a child was born, it was thought that the Moirai would visit the house to determine the child's fate and life
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