Echo of the Dreamer EDA125
This Mars and Valentine creation is an amazing show stopper! Mars and Valentine has used, from her collection, an absolutely exquisite cameo, the Roman goddess Iris. This cameo dates from approximately 1800-1820. The shell it is carved in and the quality of the artistry is beyond belief! This is a most valuable collector's item. Iris is the goddess of the rainbow. She would use her pitcher to scoop up water from the rivers and oceans and bring it to the clouds. She is often considered to be the female counterpart of the god Hermes. When the major gods and goddesses wanted messages delivered they called on her to do so. She would quickly send these messages to the other gods or to humans on earth. She was also considered to be one of the most beautiful goddesses. This is one of the most gorgeous cameos we have seen in years. A true treasure.
Necklace is 19"L x 3/8"W Cameo is 2 1/2"L x 2 1/4"W
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