Provincial Roman, perhaps Thrace
Copper alloy with champlevé enamel; Largest plaque: 5 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. (14.3 x 9.7 cm)
Purchase, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen Gift and Fletcher Fund, 2000 (2000.505a–o)
These brilliantly colored enamel pieces were probably used to decorate and adorn the outside of the harness and horse from a ceremonial chariot. While their exact origin is unknown, they may come from the Roman province of Thrace, or what we now call Bulgaria.