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EARLY 19th CENTURY BERLIN IRON BRACELET

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Posted 3 years ago

Agram.m
(688 items)

Some time ago I Showed you this Berlin Iron iron bracelet dated end 18s beginning 19s on this site. I already know some thing from there. But not (yet) which figure is shown. So my question to my fellow collectors:
Who can tell me which person in the image ?

Our fellow collector Solver suggested Minerva and I see a great resemblance, you too?

In localised Celtic polytheism practised in Britain, (Sulis) Minerva was a deity worshipped at the thermal spring of Bath (now in Somerset). She was worshipped by the Romano-British as Sulis Minerva, whose votive objects and inscribed lead tablets suggest that she was conceived of both as a nourishing, life-giving mother goddess and as an effective agent of curses wished by her votaries.
Photo 4 is a Gilt bronze head from the cult statue of Sulis Minerva from the Temple at Bath, found in Stall Street in 1727 and now displayed at the Roman Baths (Bath).
As you can see on my earlier posting of this bracelet:
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/139874-berlin-iron-bracelet-with-cameo-clasp-la
The other cast iron cameo depicting Psyche .
Minerva or also called Menerva is a personification of the divine power of the mind, of the ingenuity of the human mind. In addition to the other cameo on the clasp of this bracelet depicting Psyche for the mind is a logical combination to display on a piece of jewelry in my opinion .

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  1. solver solver, 3 years ago
    Hi, agram. I love your very unusual piece.

    My first impression is that she is Minerva but am probably wrong since my first impression is always that of Minerva. ;-)

    From Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Minerva_from_Bath.jpg
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Solver, thanks for your nice comment. I also see a lot of some resemblence with
    Minerva of Bath , so you could be right in this case! Please see photo number 4 !
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    racer4four, vetraio50, walksoftly and aghcollect thank you all for love.
  4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
    Very beautiful!
  5. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    Thank you so much for your compliment and love Elisabethan
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    CindyB you'r such a loyal viewer and many thanks for your love's
  7. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    valentino97 thank you for interest and love
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 3 years ago
    bratjdd and vintagelamp thanks you both for your love

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