Victorian Cameo Brooch
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During the Neo-Classical revival of the Victorian era, cameo artists took inspiration from Greek and Roman history and created didactic carvings such as this prominent one which depicts Socrates on his death bed having recently conumed a poisonious hemlock brew. Socrates is reciting to Crito, seated next to him, with another student of his standing over.The shell cameo, which in very good condition, measures approximately 2- 3/8 x 1- 3/4 inches and is displayed in a gold-filled bezel mounting having a silver pin stem. There has been some repair work done on the mounting but overall the brooch is in good condition.
Item Number 50-1-2202
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