Featured Black stone Cameo, please help

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Simona Buhus, Jul 8, 2023.

  1. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    Hello again,

    I am posting this on behalf of an acquaintance, he would like to know whom is the man depicted in this cameo and how old it is. He thinks the cameo is made of black stone. The frame is yellow metal.
    I apologise for inundating the feed with so many posts, I had couple of hours to myself this morning, how better to spend them then learning… and catching up with everyone on this forum. Xx
    Kind regards,
    @Bronwen @PepperAnna

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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    No need to apologise for showing beauty, Simona. This world needs more beauty, not less.:happy:
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  3. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Could be Lava or perhaps Gutta Percha.
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  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    He is Zeus, wearing as headgear a modius, a corn measure, attribute of the Eastern god Serapis. The figure is usually called Zeus-Serapis or Serapis-Zeus.
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  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

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  6. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    I have past the news, he is very grateful and thank you for sharing the knowledge.
    He believes that it is a high value cameo, I can’t comment on it, can’t help him with that.
    But I would ask in his behalf if you could put an age to it.
    Thank you.
    Kind regards,
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  7. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Late 1800s, oldest. To my eye the piece looks molded, not a desirable thing when it comes to value.
  8. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much, I passed this information.
    Kind regards,
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