Symbolism of Love: Eros, Cupid and hidden Victorian Messages in Cameos


“Since the late 1700s, Italian carvers have been in enamored by the figure of Cupid. Therefore we see all kinds of scenes depicted on classic cameos from Cupid and Venus together, to Cupid playing with goats-and often Cupid shooting an arrow.  I believe that the ultimate love-god Eros is the most beautiful of all mythological […]

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Torre Del Greco


The harvesting of coral in the coastal city of  Torre del Greco  dates back to at least the beginning of the 15th century. It was not until the 17th century though, that coral harvesting become the main town activity. The harvest was entirely sold to the Jewish community living in Leighorn and Genoa. But turning […]

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