The collection consists of 34 fragments of gold-glass and 23 sculptured reliefs and inscriptions.

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.

Provenance

Collection of Charles Willes Wilshere (19814-1906); Pusey House; on loan to the Ashmolean Museum from 1975.


Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH
01865 278000
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Opening times

Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec



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