Glass plaque fragment depicting a trophy and captives


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

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 radiating 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.

Glass plaque fragment depicting a trophy and captives, Glass, Roman

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