Carved Shell Cameo of Minerva in a shadow box frame
H: 19cm (7.5")W: 19cm (7.5")
A vintage Italian shell cameo, carved with a profile portrait of Minerva / Athena wearing her plumed helmet and carrying a shield, mounted in a shadow box frame.
The cameo most likely dates from the early 20th Century and the frame is modern.
The cameo measures 4cm x 3cm and the box 19cm square.