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THE GOLDEN CHARIOT ASCENDING ( Antique Jewelry Shell Cameo Pin / Pendant ): This fine scenic hand carved shell cameo pin/pendant depicts a grand processional rising up into the sky. The golden chariot of Phoebus Apollo is being drawn up toward the sun, preceded by the Dawn Goddess, Aurora. Lighting the way with his torch is the Genius of Light, also known as the daystar Lucifer. The horses pulling the chariot begin their ascent to the cloud gates of Mount Olympus. The Horae (Seasons) and nymphs dance in attendance around Apollo’s chariot. This design “Phoebus and The Hours, Preceded by Aurora” is taken from a ceiling fresco by Guido Reni, 1631, in the Rospigliosi Palace, Rome. I am certain that this is an earlier carving (c. 1900-1910) in a later setting (c. 1940-1950). The Cameo is bezel set in 14KT gold (“K14” on frame) and marked with the initials of the carver – “DL”. There is a safety clasp closure and a pendant loop on the back. The simplicity of the gold setting allows the sumptuous scene to draw your eye. This lovely Cameo is a pleasure to study and so attractive to wear. Condition: Excellent. No striations. Size: 2” wide, 1 1/2” high, 3/8” deep.

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