Demeter is the Greek goddess of agriculture, fertility and harvest and represents the autumn season. This tiny and exquisitely rendered coral carving of Demeter depicts her with a crown of wheat. It is very likely this lovely little pendant was a souvenir from the Italian leg of the Grand Tour. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.
14k yellow gold, coral
3/8" length, 18" chain
1837 — 1901
Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.