Flora was a Roman goddess of flowers, Spring, and fertility. Although a relatively minor deity, the Romans celebrated Spring with a festival in her name. Her festival, the Floralia, was held between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, drinking, and flowers. The festival was first instituted in 240 B.C.E., and it is documented that she was also given a temple. An additional Rose Festival was held in her honor on May 23. Her Greek counterpart is named Chloris.
These wonderful antique earrings are intricately carved from shells, and have the countenances of two floral-wreathed women depicting the Roman goddess Flora, or perhaps the Greek goddess Chloris. Why not both?! Beautifully set in Pinchbeck, a form of plating that requires sheets of gold to be adhered to silver, they are a delightful Victorian concoction! With secure screw back posts, they will be whispering words of celebration in your ears when you wear them!
Weight: 7.15 grams
Materials: Carved shell cameos, gold over silver
Condition: Very good Antique condition commensurate with age and wear