Demeter(Greek) or Ceres (Roman) is a kind and gentle goddess. She was responsible for the harvest. This cameo is a shell carving. Demeter is shown with a crown of wheat sheaves. Her hair is beautifully carved. The cameo is 2" tall and 1 1/2" wide. The closure is a C clasp with an additional chain which closes with a safety pin. The mount was tested as 10 K gold, but is not marked. Excellent antique condition.