Large Antique Victorian Hebe and the Eagle Cameo
Lovely and large, this magnificent antique shell cameo of Hebe and the Eagle was expertly carved and mounted in a 9k gold frame. Hebe, the daughter of Zeus and Hera, was the goddess of youth and Cupbearer to the Gods. In this cameo, Zeus is depicted as an eagle being fed nectar from a carved vessel. Zeus had the ability to shapeshift into many forms, which was not uncommon in mythological tales.
Slightly rosy in colour, the simple gold mounting is embellished with a fine twisted wire. In very good antique condition. A beautifully carved and large example of Hebe and the Eagle, this piece will make a wonderful addition to any fine cameo collection
Item: Large Antique Victorian Hebe and the Eagle Cameo
Item Code 10327