Antique dancing lady cameo - carved shell pin or pendant
Antique carnelian shell cameo of a young Grecian lady dancing. Set in a brass/bronze setting. Can be used as a pin or necklace. Safety pin clasp.
In the Hellenistic era, young women used cameos like this as charms to express desire. A woman could wear a cameo depicting a dancing Eros as a seductive invitation to love and romance.
SIZE Cameo: 1 1/2" wide x 1 7/8" tall Brooch: 2 1/8" wide x 2 1/2" tall
CONDITION Cameo is excellent. Setting needs to be cleaned, there is verdigris.
This is a vintage item. It has been used and loved and it has a history. Every attempt is made to describe it accurately, please examine photos carefully.