Glass plaque with sphinx
- Early Imperial
- 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast in an open mold in two layers
- H.: 1 3/16 x 1 5/8 in. (3.1 x 4.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
- Accession Number:
Opaque light blue, backed with opaque light blue streaked with opaque white.
Rectangular slightly concave plaque, with major axis horizontal; beveled edges, grozed at back; flat underside.
Decoration in relief: seated winged sphinx in profile facing right, wearing diadem on head, with long wing extending over back and curling up at tip and long curling tail. On back, undecorated layer of light blue with irregular vertical white stripes.
Intact; some pitting of surface bubbles, dulling, and thick creamy brown weathering.
Made in the same mold as 81.10.155 and 17.194.563.