Antique Gold 'Goddess Demeter' Cameo Brooch

Antique Gold 'Goddess Demeter' Cameo Brooch



A fantastic, Victorian cameo brooch depicting the Goddess Demeter mounted in a gold collet setting with rope edge. It is generous in size, along with the intricate detailing of the carving make this brooch a fantastic statement piece, and a highly collectable antique.  The carving is crisp and shows the profile of Demeter with a scythe and donning a wheat headdress.

In Greek mythology, Demeter was the ancient Greek goddess of Harvest.  She taught humans how to plant, plough & nurture the earth to provide food.  Her Roman name was Ceres, which is where the word 'cereal' comes from.


DETAILS

Hallmarks: 9ct ( denotes 9ct Gold)

Weight: 13.2 grams

Measurements: 53 x 41mm

Condition: faint hairline crack as shown on reverse image of cameo, otherwise in good condition

Date: Victorian (1837 to 1901)

Product Code: BR718



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