Bacchus was also known by the name Dionysius. Rome adopted the worship tradition of the Greeks and thus belief in mythological gods. The festival surrounding the worship of Bacchus was referred to as "Bacchanalia" a celebration consisting of revelry, dancing, theater and of course wine.
Weight is 16.5 gms.
Measures: 1 5/8" minus the spinning bail 1 7/8" with the bail in length and 1 1/4" in width.
The 18K white gold frame perfectly fits this Cassis shell masterpiece. The pictures themselves tell a better story than I could with words. Personally, I love the way the artist used the natural hues of the shell to highlight the grape leaves intertwined with Bacchus's thick flowing hair as well as the leaves flowing down his right shoulder.
He strikes a handsome figure. Patrician nose, strong up-tilted chin as though he were in the midst of celebrating the fruit of the vine. Traveling down the cameo a gorgeous bust is carved with detailed Romanesque garments adorned with grape leaves on each shoulder. The right shoulder of the god is also revealed adding to the forward movement of the portraiture.
Marked 18K on the scalloped reverse. May be worn as a pendant or a pin. Circa dated.
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