A shell cameo of the young Bacchus and his mother c 1880

A shell cameo of the young Bacchus and his mother c 1880

Code: CH/TWP/GR

Dimensions:

W: 4.2cm (1.7")H: 5.2cm (2")

£295.00 Approx $405.78, €345.43, £295

A shell cameo with the young Bacchus depicted as a cherub taking grapes from his mother the Goddess of wine. In a pretty pinchbeck frame. The shell has an internal hairline fracture which is not visible from the front or the back of the cameo,  but it is visible when held up to the light.