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Cameo ca. 1860. Allegory of the Night. Love the owl and the tear-drop shape, not round or oval.
Cameo of Sardonyx Shell, 15K setting. Circa 1860 Italy. Hebe is the goddess of youth (Roman equivalent: Juventas). She is the daughter of Zeus and Hera. Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, serving their nectar and ambrosia, until she was married to Herakles (Roman equivalent: Hercules); her successor was the young Trojan prince Ganymede. Another title of hers, for this reason, is "Ganymeda." Hebe comes from a Greek word meaning "youth" or "prime of life".
Nyx, goddess of Night, was a feared goddess and mother of many powerful forces, including Sleep and Death. Nyx is veiled as the night, eyes closed in slumber and crowned with a wreath of sleep-inducing opium poppies. She sleeps atop the moon and her owl companion holds branches of poppies in his talons