This cameo represents Medusa, the famous Gorgon. Medusa was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who thereafter used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion. It is now used as a shield for protection. She is the mother of Pegasus.
Handmade solid yellow bronze medallion. Reproduction of a 17th c. cameo.
The cameo is 40 mm x 35 mm
I make my own molds and do not use the technique of casting so each piece is individually made. Each piece is signed in the back. Bronze bail soldered in the back.
Different 14k gold filled chain length and thickness options are available.
The med chain is 2.3mm.
The thick chain is 3.5mm.
Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.
Also, a 4 mm wide black genuine Greek leather option.