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Posted 1 year ago

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Berlin Iron jewelry are one of my two greatest passions. That is why I am again very pleased with the new Iron Berlin plaque a classic portrait. It's extraordinary to see how beautiful and fine these cameos are made in the period around 1820. I now have a total of 5. Together these would make a great necklace framed in gold. Perhaps it happened sometimes. Who has any idea who are these gods or people ??

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  1. mcheconi mcheconi, 1 year ago
    The center one seems to be holding a mirror and a snake, so it's probably the Prudence (Prvdentia).

    The first one, on top left, I would say is Socrates.

    Bottom left, he is Apollo, inspired in the famous Apollo Belvedere marble sculpture.

    Top right it is Zeus (Jupiter), with a laurel wreath around his head

    Bottom right...the very difficult clues on the image, nothing in the hair, no symbols to help...maybe Aphrodite (because of the Apollo one), but she seems too modest for the role...
  2. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    mcheconi thanks for your comments and naming the characters on the cameos. Really nice you did me a great pleasure thanks for all the work and the links
  3. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    JImam, kyratango, swampdogg, TassieDevi, blunderbuss, valentino97,
    vetraio50, Hel1, Efesgi and TubeAmp thanks you all so much for love.
  4. mcheconi mcheconi, 1 year ago
    You're welcome!
  5. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
    What an excellent group Marga. I had never thought iron could be so beautifully made into jewellery.

    You must be a great classicist mcheconi!
  6. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    Hello, racer4four thank you for your compliment. Yes, Berlin Iron Jewelry is again represents a chapter in the history of ancient jewelry. These are rare pieces now but fortunately still preserved some made late 18th early 19th century. Here on this link you can see some of these beautiful jewelry.
    Also, you can look if you're interested the article that I have written for CW and the small collection of this kind of jewelry:
  7. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 1 year ago
    I agree on the Apollo Belvedere & the Zeus/Jupiter. The forward facing Greek man is Homer. I am not seeing a snake with the standing female but do see a mirror & what looks to me like a lidded jar for ointment or scented oil; she's more covered up than usual - perhaps consistent with the sensibility of the time - but those two attributes suggest Aphrodite/Venus to me. The remaining lady is still a puzzle, but it's amazing how once you're on the lookout for a subject, they have a way of appearing. If she does, will post.
  8. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    cameosleuth thanks for your clear and comprehensive commentary. Happy Easter!
  9. Agram.m Agram.m, 1 year ago
    racer4four thanks for your so very nice compliment, love and attention.

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