Leda and the Swan
This is a magnificent and genuinely antique brooch comprising a rose gold mount and hand carved shell depicting the mythological scene described below. From the late Victorian era.
Ancient Greek mythology tells of Zeus taking the form of a swan in order to seduce Leda, the beautiful Spartan queen. From Leda he sired two children; Pollux, who eventually formed the constellation Gemini with his brother Castor, and Helen, whose unmatched beauty led to the sacking of Troy and Homers epic poem The Illiad.
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