Vintage Cameo Pendant Necklace 9ct Gold
9ct gold oval shell cameo pendant necklace depicting Omphale.
The cameo is surmounted into a deep gold contoured mount with ledge. A brand new lightweight belcher chain in 9ct gold completes the piece.
Omphale was rarely seen in cameo jewellery making this a collectible and desirable piece. Omphale was the queen of Lydia and Hercules was her slave for a while. During that time, to humiliate him, she made him wear female clothes and undertake female chores, like spinning, while she wore Hercules’s Nemean lion skin.
The piece has had a professional clean and is offered in very good condition. The carving is particularly nice and extremely sharp and well detailed.
- Pendant: 3 x 2cm
- Chain: diamond cut belcher 20"/50cm
- Ref: M595