The collection consists of 34 fragments of gold-glass and 23 sculptured reliefs and inscriptions.
Wilshere Collection by Unknown Artist, 3rd4th century
© Ashmolean Museum
- Gold-glass & marble
- Various dimensions
- Art Fund grant:
- £85,000 ( Total: £250,000)
- Acquired in:
- Governors of Pusey House
The objects were originally from Roman catacombs and display a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and pagan themes. Highlights include a relief showing a banqueting scene and a bowl fragment depicting scenes from the life of Christ.
Collection of Charles Willes Wilshere (19814-1906); Pusey House; on loan to the Ashmolean Museum from 1975.