Metal Ornament



Thin plaque cut in simple oval outline from sheet gold, with a narrative scene worked in repoussé. At centre, an older man on his knees, drapery trailing from his extended left arm, touches a rectangular altar on right side of plaque; behind him is apparently the prone body of another man, with the shaft (or an arrow? sword?) protruding from his body; a bow seems to stand upright behind the crawling man. Five tiny holes for attachment. It is difficult to find Classical parallels for this scene.