Featured Cameo, please help!

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Simona Buhus, Jan 27, 2024.

  1. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    Good evening,
    The cameo below came my way and decided to buy it because the price was good, however I can’t recognise the depiction.the frame is not real gold.
    I would like to know more about whom is in the depiction, and how old is it?
    Thank you.
    Kind regards,
    Simona
    @Bronwen @Any Jewelry @PepperAnna @Ownedbybear
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  2. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I think the underlying image is Cupid & Venus, just done lazily, omitting his wings & whatever object was between them.

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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    and too much clothing......:playful:;);)
     
  4. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Yes, that too. Venus' primary attribute is her nudity, but some cutters like to cover her up.
     
  5. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    It may be based on this relief by Thorvaldsen, Cupid showing Venus his bee-stung finger. The subject appears on cameos.

    Cupid complains to Venus about bee sting.jpg
     
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    oh good.....cuz I thought they were given each other a high five !!!:playful::playful::playful:
     
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I don't know who Thorvaldsen is......but he's now got my attention.....
    that relief speaks to me !
     
  8. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    look at the little bee in that plaque!!!!
     
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  10. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    We got quite into Thorvaldsen way back in my Intro thread, somewhere around the disappointment that the sculpture of The Little Mermaid isn't bigger.
     
  11. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    And a little rose bush as well, another way for him to prick his finger. Supposedly Venus met his tears with 'Now you know how it feels to be pierced by one of your arrows!'
     
  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!


    I was asleep at the wheel.......:sorry:
     
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  13. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    That was quite a party, wasn't it? :kiss:
     
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  14. PepperAnna

    PepperAnna Well-Known Member

  15. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    High five! Lol
     
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  16. Simona Buhus

    Simona Buhus Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much for sharing, yes, it looked unfinished to my eye as well…
    The carving is quite nice in reality, and the frame…the price was also an incentive to buy it.
    I am very grateful for all the information and for educating me.
    Kind regards,
    Simona
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2024
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