The Goddess Fate. Victorian carved shell cameo. Wonderful quality.

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This is a strikingly good cameo that shows Fate, with her line and snips. A wonderful cameo for a diviner or fortune-teller to wear?

Fate was usually, though not always, shown as three goddesses, the Moirai -  Lachesis, Atropos, and Cloto. The depiction here is either a representation of all three in one, or it may show Lachesis, cutting the thread of life.

It's a museum-quality piece in gold and comes complete with gold safety chain.

Condition is very good, with some small cracks and rubbing which is normal for the age - these are not obvious when the cameo is worn. Please see photos.

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  • Hand-carved shell cameo brooch.
  • Sardonyx shell.
  • 19th century period, around 1860.
  • Gold surround (not tested or marked but probably 15K).
  • Approximately 5.75 cm (2.25 inches) across.
  • Approximately 4.5 cm (1.75 inches) across.