Vesta Goddess Pendant Necklace Bronze 1.5 Inches Wide 2 Inches Long 2 Rose-cut Garnets .60 Ctw 25 Grams Sterling Silver 16 Inches Long
This bronze 4-sided polygon shaped pendant of Vesta or Hestia is set in a MC signature bronze frame accented with two 4 millimeters round rose-cut garnets (0.60 carat.) The 2 strand necklace is 16 inches long and 2.3 mm flat cable chain and lobster clasp is sterling silver rose gold plated. The charm in the frame measures 1 1/2 inches wide, 2 inches long and weighs 25.8 grams.
Greek Goddess Vesta or Roman Goddess Hestia is symbolized as the Protector of the Hearth, the Keeper of the Flame, and the Goddess Holds the Palladium in her hand
The necklace features a first generation casting from Mon Coeur’s rare collection of intaglio impressions. MC's plaster of Paris impressions were made from the first 500 pieces from, the avid art collector, Polish Prince Stanislaus Poniatowski 2,500 commissioned gem intaglios. He lived in Rome between 1754 and 1833. These numbered miniature masterpieces are original art inspired by reading the literature of Greek mythology of the god, goddess, heroes, and heroines.
This impression collection was previous owned by UK General Sir Alexander Walker (1764-1831) and his son William Stuart Walker (1817-1896). The collection was held in a small wooden curio case being admired by a select few.
University of Oxford, Classical Art Research Centre in the Beazley Archive Reference # T14 Material: Carnelian, Title/Description: The Goddess Vesta, holding in One Hand the Palladium, in the Other the Sacred Fire Literary Source: Pindar, Nemean Odes Signature: Pyrgoteles Collection Record: John Tyrrell, Esq. (1841)