This is a FINE CAMEO PENDANT OF EOS THE GODDESS OF THE DAWN WITH HER 2 BABIES.The cherub of light leads her in the morning.The setting is Pinchbeck-pendant only.The size is 1 5/8 by 2.The back of the cameo is a piece of metal also.From around 1860.Nice high relief.I have not seen one done like this before.Much nicer in person
EOS was the rosy-fingered goddess of the dawn. She and her siblings Helios (the Sun) and Selene (the Moon) were numbered amongst the second-generation Titan gods. Eos rose up into the sky from the river Okeanos at the start of each day, and with her rays of light dispersed the mists of night. She was sometimes depicted riding in a golden chariot drawn by winged horses, at other times she was shown borne aloft by her own pair of wings.