This is an excellent antique hardstone cameo, sculpted with a bust of Venus. This cameo would date to the early to mid 19th century. The portrait appears to represent the goddess Venus, but she bears some resemblance to a young Queen Victoria. The gem was likely mounted into a gold bracelet or pendant. A very nice cameo with no damage or restorations.
CULTURE: Neoclassical - Victorian
DATE: 19th century A.D.
SIZE: 42mm x 32mm x 12mm
WEIGHT: 17.36 grams
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