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Gemolithos Antique Shell Cameo Gold Brooch-locket, circa 1870s

$6,500

About the Item

GEMOLITHOS Antique Shell Cameo Gold Brooch-locket, circa 1870s, 5,4gr. and circa 2,5cm. depicting `The night of Thorvaldsen`. The reliefs Night and Day that hang opposite each other at the Museum of Thorvaldsen, are Thorvaldsen’s most popular reliefs. As opposites they represent the two halves of a day, and together symbolise the wholeness of a day. Night personified floats passively over the sky with her neck bent. Her eyes are closed as is the eyes of the children in her embrace. Her hair is braided with poppies, with their sleep-inducing capacities, known since Antiquity. The animal of the night – an owl – flies directly and as if urging out towards us.
  • Metal:
    18k Gold
  • Weight:
    5 g
  • Dimensions:
    Width: 0.99 in (25 mm)Length: 0.99 in (25 mm)
  • Style:
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin:
    Unknown
  • Period:
    Mid-19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1870´s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Munich, DE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU106137860712

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