Early Christian Silver Vase by Unknown Artist

A fine example of late-antique silversmith's work, with two New Testament subjects in relief, the healing of the Blind Man and Christ handing the keys to St Peter.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
13 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,600 ( Total: £1,800)
Acquired in:
1951
Vendor:
K J Hewett

Likely to be Roman.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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