Dionysus Shell Cameo Brooch in 10K Gold
We believe the character depicted on this cameo brooch is Dionysus, the Greek god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy.
It's likely this piece was carved from a conch shell, not coral, though the coloration resembles angel skin.
1.5" tall / 3.81cm
1.1875" wide / 3cm
It's marked 10K on clasp and in good vintage/antique condition!
Ref: JM. 060418.0002A.DionysusBrooch