Very Rare Antique Victorian Black Onyx carved Intaglio pendant. The carving is the infamous Goddess Medusa, one of the 3 Gorgon sisters. Those who gazed into her eyes would turn to stone.
She is beautifully and very stylishly carved with a strong roman profile, wings at the side of her head, snakes in her hair and one around her neck. 4 sides of the stone have 3 little seed pearl triangle designs and a teardrop of Black onyx. The stone is set well in 10K gold and the chain is 18K gold filled. She is in lovely condition. Circa 1860.