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Antique dancing lady cameo - carved shell pin or pendant

Regular price $120.00

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.

 


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