18 kt. Mediterranean shell and gold - Pendant / Pin

18 kt. Mediterranean shell and gold - Pendant / Pin
Size: 45 X35 mm - Total weight: 10 g

Magnificent pendant/brooch depicting the goddess Athena, made with hallmarked 18 kt gold trims, with a genuine oval cameo (dimensions 45 x 35 mm including frame), weight 10.5 g, engraved by hand on a Mediterranean shell. Made in Italy.
Date and origin: Early 20th century, Italy.
Condition: Very good - no internal lines can be seen when the cameo is back-lit, nor when the cameo is seen from the front. The left side of the frame is slightly bent. This is mentioned for the sake of accuracy; other than this, it is perfect. The sculpture on this cameo is extraordinarily detailed, the cutting lines are very clean and neat. Athena's face displays rare beauty and nobility; it shows the grace of a woman and the strength of a warrior. It is eye-catching thanks to its noteworthy details, and is clearly a piece for connoisseurs. In Greek mythology, Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was the goddess of war and of wisdom. She is almost always depicted with a helmet with a snake on top, or an owl, with the Aegis (a short fringed armature). The frame is simple and linear. There is a safety clasp. Gift packaging included. Express shipping, tracked and insured. Buyers outside the EU must take into account VAT and any customs duties they might have to pay.

Lot details
Pendant / Pin
Mediterranean shell and gold
Material Fineness
18 kt.
45 X35 mm
Total Weight
10 g
As new - unused
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