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.
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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