"Demeter Rising"

Antique 10K & Carved Shell Cameo Demeter Brooch

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Demeter, the middle daughter of Cronus and Rhea, was the Ancient Greek goddess of grain and agriculture, one of the original Twelve Olympians. Her grief over her daughter Persephone – who has to spend one-third of the year with her husband Hades in the Underworld – is the reason why there is winter; her joy when she gets her back coincides with the fertile spring and summer months. Demeter and Persephone were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries, the most famous secret religious festival in Ancient Greece.
Source: https://www.greekmythology.com/Other_Gods/Demeter/demeter.html

Finely carved of shell, this wonderful cameo portrays the goddess with sheaves of wheat in her hair and a draped garment revealing a necklace and a luscious white throat. Perfect for any cameo collector and all lovers of classic Roman and Greek mythology!

Details (approximate)

Dimensions: 2"

Weight: 14.5 grams

Materials: Gold, Carved Shell Cameo

Metal: 10K yellow gold

Marks: Illegible stamp on reverse

Condition: Excellent Antique condition commensurate with age and wear