Arrow Intaglio Seal Necklace

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About the Collection

We were captivated by the beauty and mystery of this antique rotating wheel containing 16 doublets, each composed of an engraved glass intaglio bonded to glass with an layer of colored adhesive, likely used as wax seals

Because seals are used to make impressions, each intaglio is engraved with a design and inscription in reverse

We took them out of their original settings, carefully separated them, and now invite our customers to reimagine these intaglio seals as talismans imbued with new meaning

 

Item Details

Glass intaglio seal measures 20mm long, 15mm wide and 4mm deep

Engraved in mirror-image

Depicts an archer with motto "Haeret lateri"

A Latin motto from Virgil's Aeneid about Dido's misery, "Haeret lateri lethalis arundo," which roughly translates to, "The fatal dart
sticks in her side, and rankles in her heart." This phrase is well suited to lovers when reason is overwhelmed by feeling.

Set in 18k yellow gold bezel

2.4mm gold rolo chain measures 20" in length

Secured with lobster claw clasp

 Arrow Intaglio Necklace on light color background.
 Arrow Intaglio Necklace on light color background.
 Arrow Intaglio Seal on light color background.
 Arrow Intaglio Seal on light color background.
Arrow Intaglio Seal on model.
Group of Intaglio Necklaces on light colored background.