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Rare cameo of lion stealing a nursing baby

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Jewelry558 of 699Fine gold and turquoise  Mars cameo with horsesVintage Deco Catseye Moonstone Silver Full Parure Necklace Earring Bracelet Ring
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    Posted 7 years ago

    cameojan
    (108 items)

    One of my favorites.It is museum quality carved in an 18 kt gold frame.From around 1850.The women has her hands up in the air as the lion steals the baby.Very ornate gold frame.

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    1. inky inky, 7 years ago
      Gorgeous!...all of them, but I think this is my favourite!....:-)
    2. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Beautiful !
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      !!!!!!!!!!!!! Stunning !!!!!!!!!!!!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 5 years ago
      It is so very beautiful and different from all other cameos I have ever seen, including museums!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Horribly BEAUTIFUL!
    6. Celiene Celiene, 3 years ago
      As you all may know - Cameos often portray myths and mythological creatures.

      This may be a loose depiction of the Mesopotamian Demon Goddess Lamashtu, who often stole breastfeeding babies. She was often portrayed as having a lion's head. (This cameo is much less scary than Lamashtu herself!)

      http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/l/lamashtu.html



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