An Antique Hardstone Intaglio necklace

An Antique Hardstone Intaglio necklace, composed of eight Roman intaglios depicting seven of the Olympian gods, with a central drop depicting and a scene from the Aeneid, an epic Latin poem which told the life of Aeneas, a Trojan who left his home city and eventually ended up in Italy, where he was a progenitor of Rome. The precise scene depicts the moment that Aeneas carries his father, the elderly Anchises, from Troy, after it has been sacked by the Greek army, each intaglio rubover set to oval filigree decorated gold plaques, alternating with similarly design flower heads, attached to a yellow gold mesh chain, intaglios circa 1st to 3rd AD, gold necklace circa 1880s.

No. 29536M