Antique Cameo Brooch, Zeus with Eagle and Serpent

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Description

Stunning Antique Cameo from around 1860.

Depicting  the front of Zeus on a eagle. The eagle bites in an serpent.
The serpent is called Ouroboros.
(The ouroboros is a symbol of a snake or dragon that bites its own tail and thus forms a closed circle with its body, already documented in the iconography of Ancient Egypt. He is also known as the serpent of eternity.) 
There is minor damage in the shell above Zeus’s head.

Cameo brooch silver and 14K gold.

dimensions: 6 x 5 cm

Weight: 19,58 gr.

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