Posted 7 years ago
Shell cameo set in original fitted case
Necklace, brooch and day-and-night earrings, cameos set in high carat gold. Cameos on necklace from left to right:
- Omphale (queen of Lydia, lover to Hercules with the pelt of the Nemean lion on her head)
- Eros and Psyche
- Cameosleuth provided information below, so changing my information to: Sleeping Endymion, his dog warning him of the approaching goddess
- Hercules (punished by Zeus and made slave to Omphale)
Earrings: butterflies, symbolic of Psyche
Earrings are 3 3/8 inches long and about 1 inch at the widest. Brooch is 1 7/8 by 1 5/8. Necklace is about 18 inches.
Largest cameo on necklace is 2 1/8 by 2 inches. Smallest cameo is 1 3/4 by 1 1/4.
Photo of the back: dark conch shells are Bull's Mouth and the lighter ones are Horned Helmet.