Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/171888418/rare-c1895-shell-cameo-hercules-and-the

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Vintage Shell Cameo Brooch Ornate Gilt Brass Setting | AestheticsAndOldLace - Jewelry on ArtFire

Vintage Shell Cameo Brooch Ornate Gilt Brass Setting | AestheticsAndOldLace - Jewelry on ArtFire

Shell, French, mid-1800's- Nyx, goddess of Night, was a feared goddess and mother of many powerful forces, including Sleep and Death. Nyx is veiled as the night, eyes closed in slumber and crowned with a wreath of sleep-inducing opium poppies. The moon and stars float above her head and her owl companion holds branches of poppies in his talons

Shell, French, mid-1800's- Nyx, goddess of Night, was a feared goddess and mother of many powerful forces, including Sleep and Death. Nyx is veiled as the night, eyes closed in slumber and crowned with a wreath of sleep-inducing opium poppies. The moon and stars float above her head and her owl companion holds branches of poppies in his talons

from 1840s -- seems like peculiar mixture of goddess imagery on this one -- the moon (Artemis), the pomegranates on the headdress and in the owl's talons (Persephone), and the owl (Athena). Still gorgeous!

from 1840s -- seems like peculiar mixture of goddess imagery on this one -- the moon (Artemis), the pomegranates on the headdress and in the owl's talons (Persephone), and the owl (Athena). Still gorgeous!

Horned Helmet Shell Cameo  Brooch of St. Michael Slaying the Devil

Horned Helmet Shell Cameo Brooch of St. Michael Slaying the Devil

Vintage Fine Farnese Bull Naples Amphilon 18k Gold Oval Carved Cameo Pin

Vintage Fine Farnese Bull Naples Amphilon 18k Gold Oval Carved Cameo Pin

Gorgeous Fine Antique Victorian Carved Lava Stone Cameo Brooch Pin 1850 1860 | eBay

Details about Gorgeous Fine Antique Victorian Carved Lava Stone Cameo Brooch / Pin 1850-1860

Gorgeous Fine Antique Victorian Carved Lava Stone Cameo Brooch Pin 1850 1860 | eBay

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