'Venus in a Chariot', shell cameo

'Venus in a Chariot', shell cameo

'Venus in a Chariot'
Shell cameo
France
About 1750
Shell
Museum no. A.2-1922

Venus, the Roman goddess of love, is shown with her traditional attributes, a pair of doves, who help to draw her chariot. The shape of the cameo suggests it may have been used to decorate the top of a box.