Stunning antique Victorian hand carved shell cameo depicting the wonderful theme of "Education of Eros" where a Muse teaches Cupid(Eros) different skills such as music, dancing, poetry, etc.
In this extremely lovely cameo Eros is depicted as a winged cherub holding his signature bow, standing in front of a Muse with both of their hands on a harp, a little bird and a shield or mirror is to their left side.
The carving is amazing with loads of details, a very rare piece indeed. Set in a silver(tested) frame to be worn as a brooch or a pendant.
Measures approx. 1-5/8 inches by 1-1/2 inches, in very good condition.
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