Glass plaque fragment depicting a trophy and captives
- Early Imperial
- 1st century A.D.
- Glass; cast in an open mold in two layers
- H.: 3 3/16 in. (8.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
- Accession Number:
Translucent pale blue green and opaque light blue.
Rectangular, thick, flat plaque, with major axis vertical; straight upper edges in light blue, with projecting rough edge and grozed back in blue green.
Decoration in high relief: part of trophy, comprising a draped figure with a sword slung diagonally across the waist; on proper left arm, outstretched horizontally, is suspended an large oval shield, from behind which protrudes to right a standard with a quadruped standing in profile to left; below to right, the upper half of a draped female figure stands facing three-quarters to left; on shield a central frontal bucranium within a double circle with raditating spokes and above and below two sets of two linked rings.
Fragment with weathered broken edges; left edge and small part of top edge remaining; dulling, pitting, and whitish weathering on front, of upper surface; iridescence on back.