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portrait of Eschyle in coral, Victorian cameo

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Posted 2 years ago

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OnlyVintag…
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From a coral cameo I had once, I made researches and found out it was the portrait of Eschyle, the famous greek writer.
Then I restrung it on a 3 strands vintage deep red coral beads necklace and add 2 antique drops. Sold now to a collector.
Can we imagine that artists in Torre del Greco carved some others famous greek faces?
As anyone can see, the cameo is a clasp, interesting isn't?
...OnlyVintageCoral... I love

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Is the beard a bit too long for "Aeschylus"? Perhaps Poseidon? But it was a wonderful piece, thanks for sharing it with us. I'll put my coral necklace on CW soon.
  2. OnlyVintageCoral OnlyVintageCoral, 2 years ago
    Does someone know him :) maybe a more updated photo ?
    I mean the facial features speak for itself, Poseidon would have been carved for some marine instrument, IMHO.
    "Aeschylus" you are right, Eschyle is in french.
    Anyway one-of-a-kind definitely.
  3. Militarist Militarist, 2 years ago
    Socrates on the left would be my guess.
  4. OnlyVintageCoral OnlyVintageCoral, 2 years ago
    Hum, Socrates's nose does not match the coral carving
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Socrates_Louvre.jpg
    Aeschylus is the winner so far
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Aischylos_B%C3%BCste.jpg
    All suggestions welcome

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