A stunning Italian hand carved Cassis Madagascariensis Shell cameo well set in a 9ct rose gold mount .The delicate relief depicts the classic love story of Eros Psyche. The myth of Eros and Psyche is one of the best love stories in mythology. Eros was the personification of intense love and desire.He is usually depicted throwing arrows to people in order to hit them in their heart and make them fall in love. Psyche, a beautiful maiden, personifies the human soul. The symbol of the soul purified by passions and misfortunes and who is, from now on, prepared to enjoy eternal happiness.This classic love story shows the perseverance of a man, even when he is possessed by passion and the effort of a woman to overcome many obstacles in order to achieve the happiness of love. This truly is a piece for the romantic.
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Length - 5.5 cm
Depth - 2 cm
Age - Circa 1800
Material - Shell cameo with 9 ct gold mounts
Origin - Italian