ERATO... one of the nine Greek muses.
Goddess of Music, dancing and song.
This pendant was cast from an antique wax seal stamp from the 1800's. These were used to seal letters and correspondence and come in a huge variety of designs.
This seal features the image of Erato, Goddess of music, song and dance. One of the nine Greek muses. The name Erato means 'desired or 'lovely. She is always pictured and represented by a lyre. Tassie seals were glass seals made by sculptor and gem engraver James Tassie (1735-1799). And were very popular during the 18th century. The subject matter of the paste glass seals ranged from portraits, copies of ancient works to contempory imagery.
All of Tassie's seals are catalogued in his book 'a descriptive catalogue of a collection of ancient and modern engraved grams, cameos and intaglios, taken from the most celebrated cabinets in Europe; and cast in coloured pastes, white enamel and sulphur'
This seal measures 28mm long including bail and 18mm across.
This may vary slightly as each seal is made individually by hand....