I might be wrong but I think this cameo is depicting a religious scene: child Jesus together with Saint John, the carving is marvelous and unmatched, check out the details on hands, hair, and faces, still fresh and crisp like it's been just made!
The cameo is executed on a sardonyx shell, thick and strong, with snow white foreground on chocolate background, it is set in a yellow metal frame (likely brass) to be worn as a pendant. The size is impressive, measures approx. 2-3/4 inches by 2 inches and weighs 26.9 grams. A master piece!
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Antique Carved Shell Cameo Jesus and Saint John Pendant