Shell Cameo Brooch, the Three Graces

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In Greek mythology, the Graces were goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility. The three are Beauty (Aglaea), Mirth (Euphrosyne), and Good Cheer (Thalia). They were the daughters of Zeus and Euynome, and were part of Aphrodite's retinue.

This large brooch is finely-carved shell cameo set in a constructed gold frame.