Bacchante
 
 
  • Material: Pink Shell, 15 K gold tested.
  • Size: 2 6/32" by 1 6/8"
  • Date and Origin: Circa 1840/1850 Italy, frame could be English.
  • Conditions: Mint. .
Museum quality cameo depicting a Bacchante. They were followers of Bacchus the God of wine (Dionysius is the Greek name). Bunches of grapes and wine leaves in her hair. Her neck is adorned with a necklace. Look how the carver used the pink shadows of the shell to evidence her face, the wine leaves and the grapes and the clothes. This is another masterly carved cameo. A very desiderable collectors piece, rare and museum quality cameo.