Handmade solid yellow bronze 18th century cameo reproduction representing the Handmade aphrodite necklace based on a Rococo cameo.Aphrodite, ancient Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, identified with Venus by the Romans. The Greek word aphros means “foam,” and Hesiod relates in his Theogony that Aphrodite was born from the white foam produced by the severed genitals of Uranus (Heaven), after his son Cronus threw them into the sea. Aphrodite was, in fact, widely worshipped as a goddess of the sea and of seafaring; she was also honoured as a goddess of war, especially at Sparta, Thebes, Cyprus, and other places. However, she was known primarily as a goddess of love and fertility and even occasionally presided over marriage. Her Roman equivalent is Venus and her functions encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy. Julius Caesar claimed her as his ancestor. Venus was central to many religious festivals, and was revered in Roman religion under numerous cult titles.
• I made my own mold from an ancient cameo.
• The cameo is about 1 2/8".
• Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze pendant
• Soldered bail on top
• Signed in the back by artist
• 14k gold filled chain option
• Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.
• Nickel free